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28 December 2012

Everyone here at CapedWonder.com would like to extend their warmest and happiest of Holiday Wishes to each of you! We’ll be gone until early January 2013, so stay safe, be merry and enjoy sharing great times with your family and friends. And as always, we sincerely appreciate your continued support and enthusiasm. Plan on seeing more great stuff here in 2013, the Year of the Man of Steel!

Feel free to download this 1920 x 1280 CapedWonder New Year wallpaper!

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27 December 2012

New and Improved!

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20 December 2012

Please enjoy these latest Hot Toys Christopher Reeve Superman figure photos. The first photo is by Glenn Meling and the second and third photos are by Ramón Casares. See many more photos by Ramón and Glenn here.



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15 December 2012

Today is the 34th Anniversary of Superman-The Movie!

Where were you when this amazing movie was released in theaters? Below are some original marketing pieces.

Here is a CapedWonder original 1920 x 1200 wallpaper featuring two works from artist Bob Peak. Enjoy!

How about a CapedWonder original 1920 x 1200 wallpaper (featuring two works from artist Bob Peak) for your desktop. Enjoy!

Please enjoy this amazing Christopher Reeve Superman tribute art by Gerardo Moreno, sent to me this morning!

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14 December 2012

Here’s two newly-restored extended clip from the upcoming Superman-The Movie: Restored International Cut. See more videos here.

December 14, 1978 was Superman-The Movie‘s West Coast Hollywood premiere at Mann’s Chinese Theater. Many stars showed up at this stellar event! Enjoy the photos below. See more here.

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11 December 2012

Happy Holidays to You! Please enjoy this festive 1920 x 1200 wallpaper by Superfan Aaron Price!

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22 November 2012

Check out these new previously unreleased photos from the CapedWonder Collection!



I really enjoy the Supergirl movie starring Helen Slater. Here’s a super rare photo of her standing in front of a replica of Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits built for the town of Midvale set at Pinewood Studios.

Here’s two Superman II photos from the Richard Lester theatrical release. Can you spot the differences between the appearance of the Fortress, Zod, Ursa and Lois in the Donner and Lester filmed scenes?


Here are some screenshot comparisons between Richard Donner’s and Richard Lester’s scenes for Superman II. Yes, Richard Lester actually RE-FILMED some of Richard Donner’s scenes for the movie as shown here.


Please enjoy this new 1920 x 1280 wallpaper. A CapedWonder exclusive!

Do you own this gem? Mike Middleton colored some of the pages when he was a boy. Click here to see!

Here’s Helen Slater with Sam Witwer (Davis Bloome/Doomsday – Smallville TV show season 8) and Jamie Riegle (Siegel & Shuster Society). Click here to see more of my photos from the July 2009 Siegel & Shuster events in Cleveland, Ohio.

Thanks to Adeel Malik for sending us this great 1920 x 1080 wallpaper. Enjoy! (Remember to save to your desktop to see the full resolution image.)

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11 November 2012

Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you very much to all of the dedicated veterans who served their country! As a fellow veteran, I salute you!

Superfan Ian Rialdi is pictured here with his amazing Christopher Reeve Superman painting that he created shortly after Christopher passed away in 2004. Congratulations to Ian for this wonderful creation!

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08 November 2012

Since June 2012, the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum (EMP) in Seattle, Washington. has been exhibiting the “Icons of Science Fiction” props and artifacts. Among those currently on display are a screen worn Christopher Reeve Superman IV costume and a Superman-The Movie Kryptonian starship (the belt shown on the costume is not authentic). Original Prop Blog’s editor, Jason DeBord, recently visited the museum and shot some great photos. He has been gracious enough to share them with us here at CapedWonder.com, so here they are! I did some color correcting in order to show the truer colors of the costume’s material. Enjoy!

Click here to see more of photos on Original Prop Blog.

Click here to visit EMP’s website.

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03 November 2012

This chart, “A Visual Compendium of Notable Haircuts in Hollywood”, was created by www.popchartlab.com. Christopher Reeve’s Superman hairstyle is featured!

Click here to read the Summer 1987 ‘American Cinemeditor’ magazine article with Richard Donner.

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03 November 2012

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31 October 2012

Have you ever noticed the differences between Richard Donner’s Kryptonian Guard from Superman-The Movie Expanded (top) verses Richard Lester’s Kryptonian Guard from Superman II Theatrical (bottom)!

Be sure to save the photo to your computer and then open it with your own photo viewer to see the full size.

Check out this very interesting Nick Cardy interview – NICK CARDY: THE ART OF MOVIE POSTERS.

Here is a variety of imagery from across the globe that I hope you will enjoy. All photographers and artists (where known) are noted below each image when opened. All imagery is Copyright by their respective photographer/artist.

Here’s one of my all-time favorite one-of-a-kind continuity Polaroids that I’ve had for years, but never scanned and restored until today! Christopher Reeve between takes on the Luthor set in September 1977 in Pinewood Studios for Superman-The Movie. (Note: Like some of my other indoor-shot Polaroids, the subject is a bit blurry due to the shutter speed/light/lens limitations of the camera – no flash was used.)

This one-of-a-kind continuity Polaroid of Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent was shot on the Don’s Diner set on October 28, 1977 in Pinewood Studios for Richard Donner’s Superman II.

Please enjoy this one-of-a-kind continuity Polaroid of Christopher Reeve on the Lois Lane apartment set in Pinewood Studios for Superman-The Movie. Chris moved a bit during the camera’s slow shutter exposure (no flash was used), which is why his has a slightly blurred face. There is a very blurry looking wardrobe person moving behind Chris as she adjusts his costume.

Did you know that the Superman and Lois interview scenes at Lois’ apartment in Superman-The Movie were filmed inside Pinewood Studios in October 1977, and that additional scenes like this takeoff were filmed in January 1978? The top photo is actually two continuity Polaroids that I stitched together today – the date on the back of each one is January 25, 1978. Look carefully at the top photo and you’ll spot two horizontal t-bars (also called spreader bars) above Superman and Lois; the flying wires are connected to those t-bars. Margot Kidder is sitting in a chair holding onto the wires.

Be sure to save the photo to your computer and then open it with your own photo viewer to see the full size.

Here’s an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo (with extracted and enlarged section of the photo showing newspaper clippings) of Lois Lane’s apartment set in Pinewood Studios for Richard Donner’s Superman-The Movie and Superman II. This view is never actually seen in either movie. Pretty cool, eh?

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25 October 2012

Below is a panoramic photo I created yesterday by stitching together five individual 8×10 prints of the Fortress of Solitude exterior set at Pinewood Studios, England built for the filming of Richard Donner’s Superman movies. These previously unreleased photos are from the CapedWonder Collection. Be sure to open the photo and right click and save to enjoy the full size 1600 pixel wide image.

And here’s the set looking the opposite way from what’s seen in photo above, showing the Fortress itself. The bottom photo shows the set pieces. Moving up the collage you see a screenshot with a black box where the actual set pieces (the crystal shards) are visible, followed by an overlay of the set photo over the screenshot, and then the movie screenshot without overlay or box. Isn’t amazing how much time and effort was made, and money spent, to create those giant crystal shards for the set, and then only a small percentage ended up on film (mostly covered by the painting)? That’s show business!

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23 October 2012

Christopher Reeve often wore a terry cloth robe over his Superman costume to prevent from snagging and soiling the bridal weight spandex material. Here he is seen removing a yellow robe in preparation for filming. Can you guess from which movie set this rare photo was taken? Enjoy!

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22 October 2012

Check out Dave Santia’s speed painting of Christopher Reeve as Superman done in 10 minutes!

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21 October 2012

A newly-restored extended clip from the upcoming Superman-The Movie: Restored International Cut. See more videos here.

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16 October 2012

Would you like to own a screen worn Superman flying costume from Superman IV? Bid in November! Click here for more information.


Would you like to own a screen worn evil Superman costume from Superman III? Bid on November 3rd! Click here for more information.

You can see CapedWonder’s own screen worn Superman III flying tunic here.

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14 October 2012

Superman IV – The ‘Lost’ Battle… from Supermania78.com.

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12 October 2012

A newly-restored extended clip from the upcoming Superman-The Movie: Restored International Cut. See more videos here.

New Again: Remembering Christopher Reeve.

Superman Welcoming Center opens at Hopkins Airport in tribute to Cleveland-created superhero.

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11 October 2012

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10 October 2012

Please take some time today to Remember our Friend Christopher Reeve, the Hero and Gentleman who passed away eight years ago today, on October 10, 2004. Chris, we miss you very much every day, and so appreciate all that you did for us and the entire World.

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05 October 2012

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04 October 2012

Warner Bros.' 90th Anniversary logo.

Superman Director Richard Donner and many other celebrities attended Warner Bros.’ official press event yesterday where WB unveiled their plans for next year’s 90th Anniversary celebration. The studio has a very nice slate of titles and releases on the way, all of which will be branded with the official Anniversary logo seen here.

One of the most respected, diversified and successful motion picture studios in the world, Warner Bros. began when the eponymous brothers – Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack — incorporated on April 4, 1923. Four years later, the release of The Jazz Singer, the world’s first “talkie,” set a tone of innovation and influence that would forever become synonymous with the Warner Bros. brand. Soon to be 90, Warner Bros. continues to entertain the world with films passionately produced, selectively acquired, carefully preserved and impeccably curated for both the casual and ultimate movie lover to enjoy forever.

As a result of all the films the studio has produced, co-produced (with numerous partners), acquired and distributed, Warner Bros. now boasts the largest film library in the world – 6,800 feature films, with 2,000 films currently available on DVD and Blu-ray™. The library includes 22 Academy Award®*-winning Best Pictures (the most in Oscar® history), and leading franchises such as Harry Potter™, Batman™, Lord of the Rings™, The Matrix and Superman™.

Beginning on January 29, 2013, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG) will launch a major Anniversary initiative that will continue through year-end 2013. This includes the release of seven new collections, including two limited and numbered anniversary collections — 100 films on DVD and 50 films on Blu-ray™, both the largest collections ever released, to date, in their respective formats. The year-long celebration will also include several stand-alone releases of new-to-format classics on Blu-ray™ for the first time, including The Jazz Singer, all three James Dean films (East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, Giant), Cabaret and Academy Award® Best Picture Winners Grand Hotel (1932), Mrs. Miniver (1943), and Driving Miss Daisy(1990).

The Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film DVD Collection* will include 100 movies including all 22 of Warner Bros. library’s Best Picture ™ Winners and two new documentaries on 55 discs presented in book style premium packaging. Street Date: 1/29/13. Catalog # 1000334080. Pricing: $597.92 SRP.

The Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Blu-ray™ Collection* will include 50 movies and the two new documentaries on 52 discs, also presented in book style premium packaging. It will introduce several new-to-Blu-ray film titles, including Grand Hotel, Mrs. Miniver, and Driving Miss Daisy. Street Date: 1/29/13. Catalog # 1000334079. Pricing: $597.92 SRP.

Both collections will also include a pair of brand new documentaries, Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (which was entirely shot on the studio lot and features interesting stories from various actors, directors and studio employees) and Warner Bros. Lot Tour.

Both collections are limited and numbered collections and each includes a collectible poster and series of art cards featuring movie poster designs created by legendary American graphic designer Bill Gold. Gold, who worked with Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers, including Clint Eastwood, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Elia Kazan, and Ridley Scott, had this to say: “My 65-year career began with Yankee Doodle Dandy and Casablanca and continued on to every Clint Eastwood picture from Dirty Harry to Mystic River (and I came out of retirement to design the poster for J. Edgar). In my wildest dreams I could not have foreseen the world I would inhabit and the joy it would bring me over the years. Every poster I worked on had a story to tell, and I’m delighted to be able to share a sampling of some of them in these collections.”

The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film DVD Collections will be released throughout the year in five separate sets. Each features a gem-packed collection of 20 essential movie classics in five major genres: Best Pictures (January), Musicals (February), Romance (April), Comedy (July) and Thrillers (September). Street Date: 1/29/13. Catalog # 1000353487. Pricing: $98.92 SRP.

The Best of Warner Bros. Animation Collections will be released throughout the year in three separate animation sets. Each features animation at its best in three key brands Hanna-Barbera (May), Looney Tunes (June) and DC Comics (August).

The Best of Warner Bros. Superman Collection (May) features 9 essential Superman live action television and animated television shows in one collection.

Created especially for this anniversary, Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot is a full-length documentary that features some of Warner Bros.’ top talent and executives giving an inside look at the history of the studio. In on-the-lot interviews, stars including Clint Eastwood, Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Martin Sheen, along with current and former studio toppers Barry Meyer, Alan Horn, Bob Daly, and Terry Semel, and others, recount personal reflections and anecdotes about their experiences at the studio. Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot was produced by documentarian Gary Khammar (It’s So Audrey! A Style Icon) and producer Bill Gerber (Gran Torino).

Now, for the first time, home viewers can take the hugely popular Warner Bros Studio VIP Tour in this new documentary produced exclusively for the 90th Anniversary collections. In The Warner Bros. Lot Tour, an official WB Lot Tour Guide gives guests a “virtual” tram ride (of what some 200,000 annual visitors experience) — an extraordinary opportunity to see first-hand where movie magic happens at the world’s busiest motion picture and television studio. Unlike a theme park, the Tour represents a rare and intimate “behind-the-scenes” look at real Hollywood, winding through back lot streets, sound stages, sets and craft shops.

The Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film DVD Collection will include: The Broadway Melody (1929), Cimarron (1931), The Public Enemy (1931), Grand Hotel (1932), 42nd Street (1933), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), A Night at the Opera (1935), The Great Ziegfeld (1936), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Dark Victory (1939), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Citizen Kane (1941), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Casablanca (1942), Gaslight (1944), Anchors Aweigh (1945), Mildred Pierce (1945), The Big Sleep (1946), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Director’s Version (1951), An American in Paris (1951), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), A Star Is Born (1954), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), East of Eden (1955), Rebel Without a Cause (1955), The Searchers (1956), Giant (1956), Around the World in 80 Days (1956), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Gigi (1958), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Ben-Hur (1959), How the West Was Won (1962), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Viva Las Vegas (1964), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Cool Hand Luke (1967), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Bullitt (1968), The Wild Bunch: The Original Director’s Cut (1969), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Dirty Harry (1971), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Cabaret (1972), Enter the Dragon (1973), The Exorcist: Extended Director’s Cut (1973), Blazing Saddles (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), All the President’s Men (1976), Superman: The Movie (1978), The Shining (1980), Caddyshack (1980), Clash of the Titans (1981), Chariots of Fire (1981), The Outsiders (1983), National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Risky Business (1983), The Right Stuff (1983), Amadeus: Director’s Cut (1984), The Goonies (1985), The Color Purple (1985), Lethal Weapon (1987), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Batman (1989), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), GoodFellas (1990), Unforgiven (1992), The Bodyguard (1992), The Fugitive (1993), Natural Born Killers: The Director’s Cut (1994), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Seven (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Matrix (1999), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Notebook (2004), Million Dollar Baby (2004), The Departed (2006), 300 (2007), The Dark Knight (2008), The Hangover (2009), The Blind Side (2009), Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Inception (2010).

Street Date: 1/29/13
Catalog # 1000334080
Pricing: $597.92 SRP

The Best of Warner Bros. 50 Film Blu-ray™ Collection will include: Grand Hotel (1932), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Gone with the Wind (1939), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Mrs. Miniver (1942), Casablanca (1942), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Restored Version (1951), An American in Paris (1951), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Gigi (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Ben-Hur (1959), How the West Was Won (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Cool Hand Luke (1967), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Bullitt (1968), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Dirty Harry (1971), A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Exorcist: Extended Director’s Cut (1973), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Superman: The Movie (1978), The Shining (1980), Chariots of Fire (1981), Risky Business (1983), Amadeus: Director’s Cut (1984), The Color Purple (1985), Lethal Weapon (1987), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), GoodFellas (1990), Unforgiven (1992), The Bodyguard (1992), Natural Born Killers: The Director’s Cut (1994), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Matrix (1999), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), The Departed (2006), The Dark Knight (2008), The Hangover (2009), The Blind Side (2009), Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Inception (2010).

Street Date: 1/29/13
Catalog # 1000334079
Pricing: $597.92 SRP

Here’s the two Warner Bros. 90th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray collection slipcase covers. You’ll notice that I have extracted the Superman photos featured in the art (yep, same familiar photos).

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01 October 2012

Christopher Reeve passed away eight years ago this month. As part of our on-going celebration of his life, I welcome you to send me your Tribute Art and Tribute Letters for consideration on this website. Thank you very much.

One Response to What’s New? October – December 2012

  1. Dena Amison-Middleton says:

    Christopher Reeve-What can you say about this unique,talented actor.Webster Dictionary has many descriptive words between the covers that can describe this wonderful,talented,well-loved actor.This unique and loving man,who loved his two equally talented sons & a beautiful daughter to continue his legacy.I could sit here all night talking about this talented man.I doesn’t seen like his been gone for 8 years,I still remember that Monday Morning 8 years ago and Mom called me and told me that he passed away I just nearly had a panic attack and i just cried all day.I had a small picture of him with me when i was in Operation Desert Shield/Storm and I would look at it when I got homesick during my deployment it would strengthened my courage and help me do my job.I will always be a fan of his Forever.God Bless you Christopher.I Still Miss You.