I’ve really been sitting on this one for a while and could use some input and help with trying to flesh this out.
I know there is the Superman Redeemed edit, but my ideas are a bit different.
I have a Superman The Movie edit already done from years ago that I’m actually thinking about doing over and adding in some of the TV cut footage. That was Superman Up, Up and Away edition. I haven’t tackled Superman II because I’m interested in seeing what others have done with it, like Booshman.
For a final film in a trilogy, I’d like to tackle combining Superman III and IV, but trying to tweak it and get some special effects help/tips on having the supercomputer turn out to be Brainiac, but a Brainiac that looks like it would fit in a Reeve trilogy. Also, while I like Lana, Lois should be the endgame in my opinion. So, here are the ideas/layout:
*This goes off of the idea that Superman doesn’t do the memory kiss and Lois knows Clark is Superman.
-Movie opens with a saucer hovering over Earth and entering the atmosphere (footage could be taken from the beginning of The Thing or the ending of V: The Final Battle).
-FOOTAGE NEEDED to show something crashing into an area like the Grand Canyon
-Superman does Superman-y save. Maybe recycle the police car chase from Superman I and remove it from my newer edit? The rescue of the guy drowning in the car is so ridiculous, but I love the phone booth change, so I’m not sure yet.
-Clark asks to go to Smallville as Lois asks to go on vacation. I’d cut around it so it isn’t obvious she’s going to Bermuda, but instead Paris
-FOOTAGE NEEDED to help show Brainiac contacting Lex in prison through maybe a radio that he has nearby
-Clark and Jimmy on the bus and Superman saves the chemical plant
-Supercomputer starts powering up and funny things happen like money from the ATM, traffic lights, ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS OR FOOTAGE/IDEAS WOULD BE GREAT
-Clark visits the farm and talks to the realtor about selling
-Smallville reunion and the following day with Lana
-Lex breaks out of prison using the Miss Tessmacher/hiding in the car escape
-Clark returns to the Daily Planet and learns about Lois and the bomb in Paris
-VOICE WORK to help with one of the terrorists mentioning Lex paying them or hiring them for this
-As Superman catches the elevator with Lois, she gets off and yells Clark as she hugs him to help drive home that she knows who he is
-Lex and Lenny grab Superman’s hair from museum
-Clark sees on TV about the nuclear arms stuff and Jeremy talks about the letter to Superman
-Clark contemplates what to do and we see him taking a moment at the Daily Planet
-Lois arrives at Clark’s apartment and he asks her about getting some air, then we cut the rooftop jump and go right into them having a romantic flight (cutting away the stupid parts of him letting her fly solo).
-They arrive back and she says he’ll do the right thing and they kiss (cut away after that. NO MEMORY KISS).
-Superman says he’s going to get rid of the nuclear weapons
-Lex (just Lex if the footage looks good, I’m still waiting on my Supes IV Deluxe with the additional scenes) experiment with the hair with some help from Brainiac heard in the background?
-Superman launches the nuclear weapons into space (including the one Lex has tampered with instead of it being an additional scene)
Now here’s where I’m stuck…Should the nuclear weapons into the sun lead to Bad Superman aka Bizarro Superman which I could try flipping the footage so he’s backwards? What if Superman is flying near the Grand Canyon after throwing the missiles and gets pummeled with rockets from the supercomputer aka Brainiac and then he goes in to investigate and Brainiac floods him with kryptonite forcing Superman to leave and this leads to his sickness? Should Brainiac flood him with a red light instead of green so it creates the Bad Superman instead?
I feel like we need Lex to help Brainiac do his bidding, but making those connect is where I’m a bit lost.
Also, MORE FOOTAGE NEEDED to indicate Brainiac is controlling a bunch of electrical stuff around the Earth. I’d like to build on the tornado sequence from both Superman III and a deleted scene from IV.
My overall goals are Superman and Lois are still a thing, Lois knows he’s Superman and the villain is Brainiac. NO villains from III.
Does anyone want to help weigh in on where to go with this?