In an interview with FlickeringMyth, Editor Lee Smith discusses his current work on X-Men: First Class and what to expect when he starts Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises in May. The Editor has been nominated twice for an Oscar for his work on Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and The Dark Knight.
Questioned about his involvement with The Dark Knight Rises, Smith replied:
"I’m booked to start that on May 1st.”
Upon mentioning the rumor that Rachel Weisz might have a part in TDKR, Lee responds,
"Honestly, I don’t know anything about it and that’s how it always is with him. In the fullness of time I’ll get a script. Secrecy with his projects is paramount.”
As for whether he will be working on Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel:
“I doubt it because I don’t actually know when that’s one going to go. Probably, the director will pick his own editor and that’s always a good idea."
On working with Matthew Vaughn on X-Men: First Class:
"Matthew Vaughn he has his own unique view, I’m not seeing much of him yet as we’re still shooting."
On Jennifer Lawrence's who is a contender for Best Actress at the 2011 Academy Awards because of her role in Winter’s Bone
"She is very good in this.” He also tells me, “It’s a big film being done in a short amount of time. It’s going to be intense but so far what I’ve got has been very good. Everyone is happy with it. So fingers crossed.”