Originally from here http://www.bluetights.net/theplanet/showthread.php?t=12565 Here's some quotes from an article in SFX magazine, from Singer and Spacey and the writers. Spacey interview Did you go back and look at what Gene Hackman did in the old superman movies? "Yeah, i watched the other ones, but not with any sense of wanting to reference them, because this is a very different lex luthor. this is a very bitter lex out for revenge. theres still humor but its not the same" How hard was it shaving your head and was there any question you'd shave it? "oh that was easy ive done it before. No i think people want their lex bald" This is brandons first film. you're an establsihed star. how do you build a rapport with him? "i dont have to - i just have to kick the **** out of him (laughs). he recognises what a remarkable oppertuinity this is for him, as it was for chris reeve, and hes taking that seriously. i always thought it was the right choice to go with an unknown." Singer Quotes "it puts the first film into a vague history, the second film is not in my history. its not a particularly good film, either, if you watch it again. We are referencing the first film in the designs and the detail but not over - referencing it." "the theme will be the same, reorchestrated and reproduced and there are certain themes that id like to put in the movie like the love theme, lois's theme. without them i wouldnt have made the film. they are vital." On Brando's voice and image in the movie, "we were able to go into the archives and find the original ADR sessions and the original out-takes. there arnt many, but enough for me to generat what i need. hes not going to be walking around as a character. there will be use of his voice and image in a way that has never been seen before. plus there will be certain vocal takes that will be different from those in the original movie. if your a sharp fan you'll be able to hear that difference. For me, as a fan, its kind of a treat to hear that difference." "Theres one particular scene where we imply that hes been all around the world at night, saving people in different countries. so when clark shows up for work hes just got a grin on his face, watching the tv monitors 'superman was in paris!' 'superman was in germany!' 'he was in a concinience store!' 'some people think that hes moving faster than the speed of light!'. everyone is watching it except for lois." "one idea we threw out there was a peter pan kinda thing, where he comes back and lois is in her 40's and hes still young because hes superman and he doesnt age" "im bringing my own story, my own look. its not new york, its metropolis" discussing the heat vision effect with a technition - "otherwise its just cyclops" "My stills photographer took some amazing pictures on the set, and one day he handed me a photo of superman and lois about to kiss and that was the moment i turned the picture around to whoever was in the trailer at the time and said 'this is superman. this is it. this is the movie. weve got the boys, if we get this right we will also get the girls. that picture reminded me of how special this movie can be" Mike Dougherty "the weird thing about superman is that he doesnt have a gallery of villans from the comic book universe that the public know about, the villans get thrown to batman somehow" "people say doomsday is a great villan, but i remember thinking when i read the death of superman, that hes just a big guy made of rock who can beat things up, thats not interesting to me, theres no dimension there. Luthor is great. its like brain vs brawn. "lex is kina xenophobic. he hates the idea of an alien on earth who has that much power. in his mind hes not so much of a villan but a pro-human." Dan Harris "were kinda dealing with bizzaro and Mr Mxyzptlk and it would have taken an incredible amount of creative thinking to get that on screen. we wanted to bring superman back in a stylish and sophisticated way that wont scare people off. theres no time for bizzaro. lets put him back in our world and then get bigger"