Master Lawdog said:
I do have one big question. Why does Miss Teschmacher break Lex out of prison when (at least in the extended version) he tried to sacrifice her to their animals before Superman saved her. You’d think they’d be through by the events of the second film.
Perhaps because she’s hopelessly in love with him? Crazy girl. Lex, also tried to murder her mother (indirectly) - she lived in the same area the missiles would explode.
A bigger mystery is why the character vanishes from the film? Was there a reason, I’ve forgotten?
I think her last scene was using the ‘conveniences’ - a deleted moment, in the Fortress of Solitude?
I’m glad that buffoon, Otis, was cut loose from the film - but also sorry he didn’t hang around and have some scenes with the three super villains. I wonder what Ursa & Non would’ve made of him?
Short answer (outside the film): Like Brando and Hackman, she never shot anything for part 2 under Richard Lester’s direction.
Long answer: In the script, Lex leaves her behind to freeze to death. Yeah, that would’ve had to be re-written if Donner finished the film. Which would’ve meant paying another actor more money. And the Salkinds weren’t having it. Just another note to the never ending list of why part 2 (and the rest of the franchise for that matter) was never finished and turned out the way that it did.
I saw a recent re-union at a con (recent as in, probably about a decade ago) with most of the actors (before she died) and she sounded a little sad about why she never returned for part 2.
Also, in the alternate version of the Richard Donner cut that aired on either hulu or Vudu, when we hear Eve’s voice from afar at the FOS when she flushes the toilet, you hear a stock sound effect of a woman screaming and falling. Lex smiles devilishly, then says “She found it”. Guess Michael Thau figured using some stock sounds to cover the bases would’ve been an alternate way to remove Eve from the story. Glad it was cut. I grew up with the tv broadcast version of S2 and I always liked the additional scene of the 2 of them after they leave the FOS when Lex says tells her about the villains coming to Earth and that “Even when you lose, you win”.
South, Miss Teschmaker!!!