06 May 2015
Just added! Over 500 screenshots from the rokcet chase in Superman-The Movie! Click here to see them all!
05 May 2015
04 May 2015
Hi Folks! I will be off of social media until after June 3rd, and then it will be very sporadic for the remainder of the summer. I will be updating some pages here on CapedWonder.com over the next six months or so, so please check back when you can. I’m still working on the WonderCon Anaheim 2015 page and hope that the panel video will be ready soon. Enjoy your week! And thanks! Jim Bowers.
On another note, Superman: The Music (1978-1988) is SOLD OUT as of May 2015. Film Score Monthly has no plans to release it again so it’s now officially a collector’s item. More information about this amazing release is here. UPDATE! This website has it for sale!
22 April 2015
There are two blogs that I encourage you to visit…today.
The first is Mike Bailey’s The Fortress of Baileytude. I call your attention (and all writers’ attention) to Mikw’s thought-provoking, must-read article, NEW COSTUME…SAME DRAMA…DEEPER SHOVEL . Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“That’s what Superman needs to be. He needs to be, as Marlon Brando once said, the light that shows people the way. He needs to be the beacon in the darkness. The lighthouse that gets us back to land. Again he can have doubts and wonder if he’s doing the right thing but those should be momentary and rare. Superman should be the character that walks into the room and no matter how bad the situation is everyone suddenly feels like it is going to be all right.”
Read the entire article here.
The second blog is Michael Critzer’s refreshing and upbeat Iconicast. Once you’ve visited the blog you’ll know why I instantly liked it. Thanks so much, Michael, for a place to visit that’s all about positive energy and light. Visit the blog here.
18 April 2015
I had the opportunity to present Superman director Richard Donner with his copy of my Superman coffee table book at his office on April 17, 2015. He absolutely LOVED it! My wife and I had such a FANTASTIC visit with him! He is a kind, big-hearted, funny, sweet man who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for 18 years. I am very grateful that Mr. Donner wrote the foreword for the book.
This prototype book pictured will be used as part of a pitch to Warner Bros. by a major publisher in order to secure the rights to produce and sell an officially licensed book worldwide. It is going to take time and a lot more work.
That said, the book is NOT currently for sale and a price point has yet to be set.
Stay tuned here for updates.
12 April 2015 – OUR WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2015 GATHERING!
Here we are at last weekend’s WonderCon Anaheim 2015 “Superman: The Richard Donner Years Celebrity Superman Reunion”! What a blast! Thanks for coming out! I so appreciate your support!
Special thanks to my Official WonderCon CapedWonder Team – Lynn Anderson, Terry Van Tassel, Julian Adderley, Daniel Lee, Geena Lee, Robert Lee, Michael Lee, Gerard Sison, Scott Cranford and Rennie Cowan! You are all awesome! I couldn’t have done it with you! Hugs!
Great job Jay Towers on the news coverage! Thanks VERY much for co-hosting the Q&A panel! You ARE Superman! And thanks to The Flix Men for the panel video below! The full panel video will be featured here soon so check back.
Here are the two videos we showed on the two huge screens during the Q&A panel.
Here are lots of great photos by Rennie Cowan, Lynn Anderson, Julian Adderley and Jim Bowers. Many more to come!
08 April 2015
For you Selutron fans…here you go! His Donner/Mankiewicz Superman II Ending! See all of his videos and read his words here.
28 March 2015
Today is our 13th Anniversary and the 38th anniversary of the first day of filming Superman-The Movie! Thank you for your continued support! Stay Super!
27 March 2015
Exclusive: CapedWonder.com Enlists The Other Worldly Talents Of Orlando Arocena For A Stellar Tribute To Richard Donner & Christopher Reeve At WonderCon 2015. Click here for more information.
26 March 2015
Here’s the WonderCon exhibit hall map. Look who is above us! See you in two weeks!
01 March 2015
Here’s the official CapedWonder WonderCon Teaser Video Number Two! Edited by Julian Francis Adderley for CapedWonder.com.
17 February 2015
Here’s the official CapedWonder WonderCon Teaser Video! Edited by Julian Francis Adderley for CapedWonder.com.
15 February 2015
CapedWonder.com will host the Superman: The Richard Donner Years Celebrity Super Reunion at WonderCon 2015, April 3-5, 2015! We are VERY excited!!!
Our Celebrity Question & Answer panel has been approved! It will take place on Saturday, April 4th, from 10 am to 11 am, and will be hosted by Jim Bowers and Jay Towers from FOX 2 News in Detroit.
Stay tuned for more celebrity announcements!
Get your WonderCon badges here!
Marc McClure, Valerie Perrine and Sarah Douglas will be appearing Saturday only (April 4th). Aaron Smolinski and Ilya Salkind will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday.
Tom Peak, son of Bob Peak, has graciously granted CapedWonder.com permission to use his dad’s iconic ‘Superman-The Movie’ artwork as part of our WonderCon display! Tom will be visiting us at WonderCon and has agreed to be interviewed on camera about his dad’s experience producing the Superman movie artwork for Warner Bros. Bring your copy of Bob Peak’s coffee table book and I’m sure Tom would be happy to autograph it for you! You can purchase the book here.
27 January 2015
Jon Fendt has done it again with three new fantastic vector creations…enjoy!
16 January 2015
Check out this exciting and stylish video, A Smallville Man, by Mauricio Abril that perfectly embraces the essence of Superman and why I love the character so much.
Mauricio wrote: What I’ve always enjoyed about the mythology of Superman is that he becomes this great hero specifically because it was the Kents who found and raised him. If he had landed anywhere else, he would have become someone entirely different. So A Smallville Man became my outlet for emphasizing that part of the mythology. It became a story about how the essence of what makes Superman the hero that he is can be traced back to the influence of his parents, in this case his father’s willingness to do the right thing by standing up for someone else.
14 January 2015
When asked about working with Christopher Reeve, Shane said that Chris was a lovely guy, very focused and always in character on the set.
(Autographed photo below is courtesy of Christopher Reeve Tribute.)
Shane appeared in both Superman II and Superman III, as well as countless other motion pictures including The Spy Who Loved Me, The People That Time Forgot (with Super villain Sarah Douglas), Star Wars, The Dirty Dozen and more. Shane had a long-running association with TV producer Gerry Anderson; Thunderbirds fans recognize him as the voice actor behind the character of Scott Tracy.
Thank you, Shane, for being a great actor in so many memorable motion pictures and television shows, and for meeting the fans at conventions!
Be sure to check out the two videos below, as well as his website.
10 January 2015
Enjoy this new wallpaper! It’s a large file so give it time to download. Thanks hubblesite.org for the background image.
05 January 2015
Five children were hired to portray Clark Kent in Superman-The Movie. Only one, Aaron Smolinski, ended up in the movie. Richard Donner asked set photographer Bob Penn to shoot still photos of all five boys for a photo montage to show a progression of time between Aaron lifting the truck and Clark at the football field. Obviously, no such montage appeared in the final movie. Here are three of many photos Bob shot showing the boys performing “superfeats”: Aaron (3), Aaron’s brother Travis (5), and Darren Shaw (9).
As a side note, Richard Donner featured a photo montage in The Omen – see it here.
01 January 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!
Thank you for a great 2014! Let’s do more great things in 2015! Stay Hopeful and Super!
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