21 February 2024; Hall of Heroes Comic Con!

Meet Sarah Douglas, Jack O’Halloran, and Mark Pillow at the Hall of Heroes Comic Con, at the Northern Indiana Events Center, March 2-3, 2024!

14 February 2024; EXCLUSIVE! Superman Film Props at Propstore!

In this special BONUS episode of The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast, Jay Towers & Jim Bowers talk to Brandon at Propstore about all of the Superman & Supergirl props in the March 2024 auction. This is a video podcast available on facebook, and but if you can only listen we describe everything pretty swell for you.

13 February 2024; Podcast Episode #51 is Here!

Take-off on a whirlwind of nostalgia and insider tales with Episode #51 of The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast! Jay Towers & Jim Bowers sit down with Chris Richardson, who takes us on a journey behind the scenes of cinematic magic. From the breathtaking landscapes of Krypton and the Fortress of Solitude to ensuring Christopher Reeve soared as the iconic Man of Steel, Chris’s experiences as a Pinewood Studios apprentice are simply awe-inspiring. But that’s not all! Join Jay & Jim as they share their exhilarating DC debut in Superman ’78: The Metal Curtain. Brace yourselves for an epic lineup at the Hall of Heroes Con, featuring the menacing Ursa, the formidable Non, and the unforgettable Nuclear Man. And mark your calendars for Superman in Concert as the Caped Wonder Team heads to California and prepares to serenade fans with symphonic superhero bliss. With excitement buzzing in the air, Jay & Jim are back and feeling “swell” about what promises to be another SUPER year of adventures and revelations.

06 February 2024; Superman ‘78: The Metal Curtain Issue #4

Superman ‘78: The Metal Curtain Issue #4 is out today! My Caped Wonder Superman Podcast co-host, Jay Towers, and I are characters in the issue! So exciting! Woo-hoo! Thanks to Robert Venditti, Gavin Guidry and the rest of the Super Team! I’m so grateful!

Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Gavin Guidry
Cover by Gavin Guidry
Card Stock Variant Cover by Steve Epting
INC 1:25 Card Stock Variant Cover by Hayden Sherman

02 February 2024; Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story

Warner Bros. Discovery has acquired worldwide rights to the buzzy documentary “Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story,” which received critical acclaim following its world premiere at the 2024 Sundance film festival. The studio announced the acquisition on Friday. The documentary was acquired for $15 million.

I’ve been conversing with co-directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui off and on for the past few months, and it was immediately apparent to me that they were absolutely the right filmmakers to tell Christopher Reeve’s story in a very honest way. I wish them huge success!

I am so very much looking forward to experiencing this documentary about an incredible human being and our friend, Christopher Reeve. When will WE be able to watch this documentary? Good question. As soon as I have the answer, I’ll share the information here and on social media.

There are a plethora of premiere “reviews” on-line, so look for them.

— Jim Bowers CapedWonder Founder & Editor

01 February 2024; Christopher Reeve Auditions 47 Years Ago!

Christopher Reeve films his screen tests for Superman, with Holly Palance (who had previously worked with director Richard Donner on The Omen [1976]) reading for Lois Lane, with Geoffrey Unsworth filming the screen tests and Tom Mankiewicz in attendance. Reeve wears a hastily prepared costume, and his brown hair is dyed black. Screen tests involve the balcony interview scene that will eventually appear in Superman: The Movie and the scene of Lois tricking Clark into becoming Superman in Superman II. When Reeve delivers his first lines straight, Unsworth is startled by Reeve’s straightforward and honest delivery and shares his delight and surprise with Mankiewicz. Tom Mankiewicz expresses his excitement for Reeve’s potential in the role, and the Warner Bros. executives give their blessing to take a chance with Reeve.

Christopher Reeve’s Superman audition costume is on the left (February 1, 1977), and his Superman costume worn during Deborah Raffin’s Lois Lane audition is on the right (April 16, 1977).

12 January 2024; Updated and New Photos!

Please enjoy these latest photos!

01 January 2024; Happy New Year & Puzo’s Scripts!

Happy 2024! We are in our 22nd year on-line! Thank you so very much for your Super Support in 2023!

They have arrived! Sought after for decades, Mario Puzo’s first and second draft of Superman! Although many of his ideas were shot down by DC after the very first draft, some of Puzo’s original story ideas made it all the way to Superman & Superman II. The CapedWonder Superman Podcast is excited to present these drafts from 1975 for your reading pleasure. Superman: The Movie could have looked like a very different film. We encourage you to read, analyze, dissect, and imagine Mario Puzo’s vision for Superman.


23 December 2023; Holiday Time!

May Joy and Love surround you and your loved ones this Holiday Season.

I am blessed to be able to call you “A Friend”.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Stay Super!

— Jim Bowers CapedWonder Founder & Editor

15 December 2023; Superman-The Movie is 45!

Superman: The Movie premiered on this day in 1978 in U.S. theaters. It showed in 508 theaters during opening weekend, with an opening weekend box-office gross of $7.5 million.

Superman: The Movie radiated magic in 1978 and continues to captivate the world 45 years later. This month, surely multitudes of fans will be, and have been, watching Superman—via streaming, DVD, Blu-ray or 4K UHD—with the same hope, optimism, and innocence they felt the first time they watched in awe as Christopher Reeve, the Definitive Man of Steel, soared out of the Fortress of Solitude and into the world.

Happy 45th Anniversary to my favorite movie of all-time!

— Jim Bowers, CapedWonder Founder and Editor

14 December 2023; Superman Hollywood Premiere!

Today is the 45th Anniversary of the Hollywood Premiere of Superman-The Movie! The screening took place at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre (a 1492 seat house) and benefited the American Diabetes Association. The film print was presented in 70mm with Dolby Sound.

13 December 2023; Superman Royal Charity Premiere!

Today is the 45th Anniversary of the European Royal Charity Premiere of Superman-The Movie! On Wednesday, December 13, 1978, the European Royal Charity Premiere was held in London at the Empire Leicester Square Theatre for the benefit of Variety Clubs of Great Britain and The National Association of Maternal and Child Welfare.

Shown below is the official Royal Charity Premiere booklet, (with two seat tickets), an application for a press show ticket, select pages from the booklet, and promotional photography (including a recently restored portrait of Terence Stamp taken at the premiere).

11 December 2023; Superman: The Movie New York Premiere..!

Today is the 45th Anniversary of the New York Premiere of Superman-The Movie!

Here an excerpt from a vintage Warner Bros. inter-office memo detailing the New York Premiere:

Monday, December 11 at Loew’s Astor Plaza (a 1546 seat house) benefited the Special Olympics.

Print was presented in 70mm with Dolby Sound.

Ticket scale:
$125 – including a post-premiere supper buffet at the Xenon disco
$50 – best Orchestra seats.
$25 – tickets to the premiere only.

(Featured here is a vintage concept poster.)

10 December 2023; Superman: The Movie Presidential Premiere..!

Today is the 45th Anniversary of the Presidential Premiere of Superman-The Movie!

Here an excerpt from a vintage Warner Bros. inter-office memo detailing the Presidential Premiere in Washington, DC:

Sunday, December 10 at the Eisenhower Theatre (a 1200 seat house) to benefit the Special Olympics.

Print will be in 35mm stereo optical.

Ticket scale:
Top price $1,000 for each box seat, which includes a dinner party at the Japanese Embassy on December 9, another party held at Mr. and Mrs Shriver’s home on December 8, and a reception at the Kennedy Center preceding the film.

$500 – The best Orchestra seats, plus the party at the Shrivers’ home and the pre-premiere reception at the Kennedy Center.

$125 – Orchestra seats and the pre-premiere reception at the Kennedy Center.

$50 – The best balcony seats for the premiere.

$35 – Balcony seats for the premiere.

The awesome technology of modern film brings you someone to believe in.

December 10, 1978: New York Daily News full page ad for Superman-The Movie. Special thanks to Brian McKernan, Editor of Superman in Advertising & Media on Facebook.

08 December 2023; 16mm Trailer!

Here’s a raw HD scan of one of my Superman: The Movie 16mm film trailers. Enjoy!

— Jim Bowers, CapedWonder Founder

06 December 2023; Christopher Reeve Documentary!

𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙧/𝙈𝙖𝙣: 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙍𝙚𝙚𝙫𝙚 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮, a documentary premiering as the opening film at the Sundance Film Festival, Thursday, January 18, 2024.

Never-before-seen home movies and extraordinary personal archives reveal how Christopher Reeve went from unknown actor to iconic movie star as the ultimate screen superhero. He learned the true meaning of heroism as an activist after suffering a tragic accident that left him quadriplegic and dependent on a ventilator to breathe.

Moving backward and forward in time, filmmakers Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui expertly weave together a dual narrative exploring the life-changing impact of two pivotal moments in Christopher Reeve’s career: being cast in 1978’s Superman and becoming paralyzed in 1995. Decades before superheroes took over the cinemas, Reeve made the world believe a man could fly; his accident brought worldwide awareness of disability. In Super/Man, Reeve’s family and close confidantes demonstrate remarkable candor in their reflections on life before and after the accident. The result is a deeply moving film foregrounding the man behind Superman — not a hagiography, but a full-fledged portrait that encompasses both the soaring heights and the dark depths of Reeve’s journey. Read more here.

From Director Ian Bonhôte:

Oh my God! Finally able to share the news that our new feature doc will premiere at Sundance! We feel very honoured that SUPER/MAN: THE CHRISTOPHER REEVE STORY has been chosen as the Opening Night Gala film for the Sundance 2024 Film Festival.

Never-before-seen personal archive reveals how Christopher Reeve went from unknown actor to iconic movie star as the ultimate screen superhero. However, after suffering a tragic accident that left him quadriplegic and dependent on a ventilator to breathe, he learned the true meaning of heroism.

This film has been made with our friends at Passion Pictures and our wonderful New York based partners Words + Pictures. We are forever grateful to Chris’s three children – Alexandra, Will and Matt – who have collaborated with us so genuinely and beautifully on this film. Read more here.

From Director/Screenwriter Peter Ettedgui:

Exactly one year after we began shooting ‘Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story’, it’s an absolute thrill to report that the film has been selected to premiere as opening film at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival. Such wonderful news for the amazing team I’m so proud to be part of; everyone has worked tirelessly with passion, dedication and artistry to bring this singular story to the screen. Christopher Reeve played the ultimate movie superhero before suffering a tragic accident and becoming a true hero in life. We are so grateful to his three children Matthew, Alexandra and Will who have entrusted us with their father’s story… Read more here.

Peter Ettedgui sent me this note:

Jim, Hello! Just wanted to say a MAAAASSIVE THANK YOU for sending us your wonderful book. It is by our sides in the edit and is a constant source of inspiration. We so appreciate, and we hope we can deliver a film that measures up to the passion and elegance of your CapedWonder Vision.

Pictured below from left to right: 𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙧/𝙈𝙖𝙣: 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙍𝙚𝙚𝙫𝙚 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 Editor Otto Burnham, Director Ian Bonhôte, and Director/Screenwriter Peter Ettedgui.

I am beyond excited about this documentary next month and hope you will be able to attend in person or on-line. Ticket information is here.

Jim Bowers CapedWonder Founder & Editor

26 November 2023; Podcast 5th Anniversary!

It’s the 5th Anniversary of the Podcast!

Jay Towers and I are really, really Excited about our Caped Wonder Superman Podcast 5th Anniversary today! 50 episodes and many more to come with great guests!

Thanks so very much for your Super Support; we are Grateful to each and every one of you!

Listen to our very first episode, featuring exclusive audio of David Michael Petrou interviewing Christopher Reeve in 1977 for The Making Of Superman: The Movie book. Click here to listen today!

Learn Something New! Stay Super! Happy Holidays!

Jim Bowers, CapedWonder Founder & Editor

23 November 2023; Happy Thanksgiving!

“𝑯𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒆, 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝑰 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒎𝒆𝒕 𝒉𝒊𝒎, 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒇𝒍𝒚.” — Richard Donner.

We are eternally thankful for Christopher Reeve, Richard Donner, and the entire Superman cast and crew.

22 November 2023; Superman ’78: The Metal Curtain Art!

Take a look at Hayden Sherman’s awesome cover art Superman ‘78: The Metal Curtain issue #4! Zoom in to view the Easter Eggs!

Take a look at Danny Earl’s amazing cover art inks and Nick Filardi’s colors for Superman ‘78: The Metal Curtain issue #3! Zoom in to view the Easter Egg!

05 November 2023; Superman ’78: The Metal Curtain!

In our blockbuster 50th Episode of the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast, DC Comics writer Robert Venditti is talking about Superman ’78 The Metal Curtain. Not only is the Man of Steel back for another Reeve inspired series, but Robert surprises Jay Towers and Jim Bowers with some big news on 2 new characters in the DC universe you may know.

03 November 2023; David Petrou Birthday..!

Happy Birthday to our Great Super Friend, David Michael Petrou, Author of The Making of Superman: The Movie book!

The Blackout of 1977 in New York City couldn’t shut down Superman! Now 46 years later, David chats with co-hosts Jay Towers & Jim Jim Bowers on The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast about the cast, the crew, the filming and some stories you likely didn’t know!

02 November 2023; Donner Cut Anniversary..!

Today, November 2, 2023, is the 17th Anniversary of the world premiere screening of Richard Donner’s Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut at the Director’s Guild of America in Hollywood. My wife and I were fortunate enough to be invited by Warner Home Video to the screening. The evening was nothing short of spectacular, and one we shall never forget. Read more and see all of the photos here. — Jim Bowers, CapedWonder Founder & Editor

25 October 2023; Patriotic Man of Steel…

I love this last shot of Christopher Reeve in Superman II (theatrical). Download the full resolution 4K UHD screenshot here.

Truth, Justice & The American Way!

Have a great day! Stay Super!

–Jim Bowers, CapedWonder Founder & Editor

20 October 2023; The Fortress…

Please enjoy this video created by CapedWonder Video Editor, Daniel Pulliam.

03 October 2023; The Amazing Alberta Adventure! Part II!

Get ready for Part II of our Alberta Adventure! Jay Towers & Jim Bowers make a roadside stop at the Kent Farm, the Smallville Cemetery, and that exploding gas station. Plus our friend Stephen Lane from Propstore gives us an exclusive first look at some of the Superman Film Props in this year’s big auction. You can watch the episode below or at The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast Facebook Page.

28 September 2023; The Amazing Alberta Adventure! Part I!

In Episode 49, Part 1, Jay Towers and Jim Bowers reflect back on their Alberta Adventure, visiting some of the original filming locations for Superman and Superman III. This video podcast takes you to downtown Calgary for a few of the Metropolis scenes is Superman III. They guys also check out the starship crash site, Smallville High and some of the most famous train tracks in Superman ’78 History! Jay & Jim also get a first look at the Exclusive NYCC 2023 Foil Variant Covers of Superman ’78. We’re flying high over the wheatfields of Kansas and beyond on The Alberta Adventure. You can watch the episode below or at The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast Facebook Page.

27 September 2023; Journey to Smallville, Part II..!

Jay Towers and Jim Bowers from the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast are at the Museum of the Highwood & High River Visitor Information Centre with the ultimate movie prop from Superman: The Movie!

Enjoy the video! Please give it a bit of extra time to load.

26 September 2023; Journey to Smallville..!

My Caped Wonder Superman Podcast co-host, Fox 2 Detroit news actor Jay Towers, and I journeyed together to Smallville, a.k.a., Alberta, Canada, where the Smallville scenes were shot for Superman: The Movie and Superman III, as well as some of the earthquake scenes for Superman: The Movie.

It was an incredible and unforgettable experience for us! We are so thrilled that we were able to be at these magnificent locations and imagine what it must have been like for the cast and crew in 1977 and 1982. So peaceful, so beautiful, so breathtaking!

Watch Jay’s morning news segment about our journey and our podcast teaser video at Barons School!

MANY more videos and photos yet to come! Stay tuned here and on social media!

— Jim Bowers, CapedWonder Founder & Editor

25 September 2023; Remembering Christopher Reeve…

Our Friend, Christopher Reeve, was born on this day 71 years ago.

23 September 2023; Book Giveaway!

Four fans will be receiving complimentary copies of the Superman: The Richard Donner Years 240-page deluxe hardbound coffee table book as holiday gifts in December. We will announce their names on December 15, 2023, the 45th Anniversary of Superman: The Movie. There is no “entering”; determination of names will be at our discretion.

22 September 2023; “Seeing is Believing!”

Amazon UK has Santa Claus: The Movie 4K UHD coming on November 13, 2023 from STUDIOCANAL! Pre-ordering will likely begin soon. Will it be available on Amazon US? Likely, yes. Stay Tuned!

In this stunning UHD 4K release of Santa Claus: The Movie, viewers will witness every detail of the film’s enchanting landscapes, whimsical characters, and dazzling special effects with unparalleled clarity and vibrancy. It’s a Christmas treat for the senses!

Santa Claus: The Movie is another Salkind production and was directed by Jeannot Szwarc (director of Supergirl/Jaws 2/Somewhere in Time). Plenty of Superman movie crew members helped bring this magical film to the silver screen, including Derek Meddings, Stuart Freeborn, and Roy Field.

There’s lots of discussion about this 4K UHD release on our Caped Wonder Superman Podcast Facebook page. Join us!

Here’s Bob Peak’s Santa Claus: The Movie beautiful poster art.

Super Fan Andy Raab alerted me today to this Quartet Records soundtrack release on the Intrada website. Be sure to pick up the 3-CD set by Henry Mancini. It’s gorgeous!

16 September 2023; Superman ’78 Variant..!

Superman ’78: The Metal Curtain #3 (of 6) Tom Reilly Variant, releasing January 2, 2024.

I pre-order/order my comic books from: Big Time Collectibles, MyComicShop, and Ash Avenue Comics.

13 September 2023; Superman ’78 Exclusive..!

A New York City Comic Con Exclusive!

These Exclusive NYCC 2023 Foil Variant Covers are Amazing! Very reflective!

Only 1000 copies of each book are being produced…500 of each book will sell on the website and the other 500 of each book will sell at NYCC.

You can buy the books at NYCC in October and/or pre-order them on the Big Time Collectibles website starting Friday, September 29, 2023 at 8PM EST!

The artist of the flying Superman cover, Mico Suayan, will be at NYCC booth #3825 to sign his book for you.

Big Time Collectibles are also on Facebook and Instagram, so go check them out.

Have fun at the con!

(Huge thanks to the fine folks at Big Time Collectibles for this amazing opportunity to design the banner and be the first website to announce this exciting release of two beautiful foil variants! I know they will be Super Sellers!)

11 September 2023; Iconic Portrait..!

Here’s an iconic portrait of Christopher Reeve as Superman shot by Bob Penn in New York City in July 1977.

Truth, Justice & The American Way!

03 September 2023; Happy Birthday Wishes to Valerie!

Happy 80th Birthday to our Incredible Super Friend, Valerie Perrine! Let’s show her our love and devotion with a donation to help in her fight against Parkinson’s!

Click here to donate today!

Please enjoy this original slide scan from the CapedWonder Collection.

25 August 2023; Restore Superman IV Podcast Episode..!

In this special podcast episode, Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are joined by the ‘Kryptonian Keeper’ of all Superman IV knowledge, Martin Lakin. Martin is the Editor of Supermania CapedWonder Europe, part of the CapedWonder Network.

Jay, Jim, and Martin discuss the elusive 134-minute cut of Superman IV seen only once before being cut down to 89 minutes in 1987. The budget challenges of Sidney J. Furie are often talked about, but in this episode the guys celebrate some of the great moments of Christopher Reeve and the entire cast. Plus the Alexander Courage score and the filming locations.

Click here to watch the video preview on Facebook, or watch it below.

Martin Lakin has recently begun a Superman IV Facebook page called “Restore Superman IV”. Be sure to click here to get behind this important campaign!

You can also listen to the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast on iHeartRADIO, Spotify, Apple or wherever you listen to podcasts.

18 August 2023; SUPERMAN ’78: THE METAL CURTAIN…!

Very exciting news regarding the sequel to the Superman ’78 comic book series, coming this November and December! Will this be another six-issue series? Likely! Stay Tuned!

Art and cover by GAVIN GUIDRY
Variant cover by WILFREDO TORRES
1:25 variant cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
1:50 variant cover by ADRIAN GUTIERREZ
Blank sketch variant
McFarlane Action Figure variant
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 11/7/23

When the planet Krypton exploded, its last son was rocketed across the cosmos and came to settle in a small town in Kansas. But what else came with him, and what if a piece of his home landed somewhere we never knew about? As Superman has become a symbol of strength and pride for America, the Soviet Union looks to crush that image with a creation of their own, built by their own might and forged by their own power! Robert Venditti returns to the Man of Steel with new artist Gavin Guidry!

Art and cover by GAVIN GUIDRY
Variant cover by MICHAEL CHO
1:25 variant cover by MAX DUNBAR
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 12/5/23

Superman brings Lois to the Fortress of Solitude for a private interview. Meanwhile, the Russians launch their first assault with their mighty Metallo in hopes of drawing the Man of Steel out into the open. Witness as the power of the people breaks Superman!

Read more here.

15 July 2023; Second Definitive Gene Hackman Signing…!

Jay Towers and Jim Bowers, co-hosts of the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast, are excited to announce their SECOND partnership with Chris Wyman and Official Pix for the Definitive Gene Hackman Autograph Signing. This is your chance to get the Lex Luthor signature of your dreams!

Below are just a few sample photos to choose from on the Official Pix website; click here to see all of the photos.

You also have the opportunity to send in your own items for Gene to sign!

From the Official Pix website:

“In conjunction with The Memorabilia Network & Authentic Signings, Inc., we couldn’t be more excited to bring you our 5th private signing with 2-Time Academy Award Winning Actor, Gene Hackman! Select from nearly 200 photo options in multiple sizes that span his entire career! Once again, we’re delighted to be partnering with & the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast, who has provided even more rare and never-before-seen Superman images of Lex Luthor & cast!”

Pre-order Deadline is MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2023

Send-in Deadline is THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2023

Jay Towers and Jim Bowers invited Chris Wyman in 2022 to be their guest on the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast to discuss the first Definitive Gene Hackman Autograph Signing…listen today!

05 July 2023; Remembering Richard Donner

𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙅𝙞𝙢,

𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙚. 𝙄 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙮𝙤𝙪’𝙫𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨. 𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙄 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙖 𝙢𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙚.

𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙖 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙡𝙮 𝙢𝙖𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙚𝙮𝙚. 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙜𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙮𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚. 𝙒𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙮 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙛𝙖𝙫𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙚 𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚𝙨 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧. 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪, 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪, 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪.

𝙄 𝙝𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙛𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙮.

𝙅𝙞𝙢, 𝙄 𝙘𝙖𝙣’𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙚𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝. 𝙄𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙮 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙠 𝙞𝙣 𝙢𝙮 𝙤𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙚.


(Richard Donner’s 91st Birthday, April 24, 2021)

Here’s the scene. Aaron Smolinski is looking at Richard Donner as he mimics him.

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Bill Necessary
3 months ago

I just listened to the 50th podcast episode. I picked up my copy of the second series of Superman, 78, and I’m very happy!
I was five days shy of my 15th birthday when I saw the film on it’s premiere date in Tyler Texas. I’ve never seen anything like it before. I was already a Superman fan, but after seeing the film, I think I pattern my life after the ideals, portrayed by Clark/superman.
It is my all-time favorite movie. I’ve watched the film so many times that I have memorized almost every line in the film. I drive my wife crazy by reciting the dialogue is I watch the film!
In honor of the 45th anniversary of the films release, I pay tribute to my hero and the film at our local Tyler Comic Con, two weeks ago. I portrayed “ Superman the movie: 45 years later.”
I thank you all for what you do. I will always believe a man can fly.

Michael Kurland
9 months ago

I’m still hoping that Warner Bros will release the extended versions of the Christopher Reeve “Superman” films, especially since the 2001 Director’s Cut of the first film was my introduction to what made us believe.

Paul Salo
10 months ago

I was born after the theatrical release. But I’ve been watching it on home video since before I can remember. There have been many portrayals of Superman in media. I appreciate everyone else’s love for other actors in the role. And the many interpretations of the character. But for my money Reeve is the gold standard. That first movie is near perfect.
So in 2018 when it was released in theaters for the 40th anniversary I was overjoyed to finally see it on the big screen for the first time.

Joshua Belyeu
10 months ago

I’m not sure how old I was, but I’m pretty sure it was younger than ten. I first saw the original film on VHS, and the same with all the sequels too. I was surprised by all the differences in the Donner Cut of Superman II, and I still like Supergirl even though I know that movie has an (unfairly) bad rap. Both Chris Reeve and Helen Slater were perfect for their characters, and they were surrounded by so many expert supporting players as well. Superman Returns was an okay film, but I feel it relied too much on nostalgia, and wasn’t allowed to stand on its own two feet.

graeme mcfee
10 months ago

off to see superman at my local cinema 11th woo hoo

Jim McKeown
10 months ago

As a young boy I had an extremly difficult childhood & was taken away from my parents. I remember visiting the Curzon Cinema in Belfast (Northern Ireland) to view Superman. I was aware of the character via comics but not tv series with George Reeves. The holographic titles & John Williams march really where a spectacle before the story began, viewing Superman’s home on Krypton & then onwards to earth was great. The big moment was the 1st flying sequence, as Superman flew in fortress of solitude, wow! The next Superman moment is for me one of the highlights of cinema history – the helicoptor rescue. The rescue of Lois Lane & helicoptor was so real (still is!) visually alongside the music, the spectacle was very impressive for a boy at 8yrs old. I remember as a boy trying to fly with a towel around my neck, wearing the costume at parties, thinking very hard how I could be Superman. In a childhood surrounded by sadness, neglet, rejection, hurt & abuse, Superman The Movie became a teddy bear, a hero to look up to, a character who lost ‘his’ parents early in life. I could identify with this Superman & thank goodness it was Christopher Reeve & not some of the Hollywood candidates of the time. I went on to be employed in the Curzon as a cinema projectionist & many asked me my favourite film (as I was fortunate to view tons!) & “Superman” was my reply. The quality of the film was so good that few would laugh or sneer, all knew that Superman The Movie was a cinema classic coming a year later after Star Wars. This was a rich time in film production with many classic films in 70’s & 80’s & Superman was my highlight.
Later in life, coming to faith in God, you can see the parallels in the Superman story, the saviour being sent to earth to do amazing things. Superman The Movie means so much to me, the visuals, the costume, Chris Reeve, the music, the production, the spectacle, the memory of viewing on a 40ft approx wide screen in my youth.
This Saturday (8th April 2023) I visit the Stand Cinema (Belfast) to view Superman again. This cinema would’ve shown Superman originally but has been converted to a 4 screen complex. Thankfully we are viewing Superman in it’s main screen upstairs (the original balcony / circle) & with being a 1930’s designed (same designer as Curzon) cinema it has the same decor in places as the now gone Curzon.
Superman The Movie – what lovely memories as an 8yr old boy which has stuck with me all these years later.

An evergreen film.

Ron Walker
10 months ago

i had just turned 12 on 12/13 and was a major comic book nerd. I must admit I was a Marvel kid but was very excited to see Superman. In short, when the big S blasted in during the magnificent opening I was transported by cinema more than any other movie before. Star Wars had been a transformative experience 16+ months before but this was a whole new level. I have never been the same!

graeme mcfee
10 months ago

got my tickets to see the 45th anniversary of superman

10 months ago

Hi Jim here are my memoires of seeing Superman The Movie it was in 1990 when I 1st saw Superman The Movie on HBO during the Saturday Night Movie of The Week and fell in love with the film & the character of Superman ever since & still am a huge Superman fan to this day. I love Christopher Reeve as Superman & will forever be best Superman on film

Mike Z
10 months ago

Aged 15 saw it in December 1978 and was bowled over.
From Title cards bellowing John Williams’ masterful score to the chemistry of Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder, I was hooked.

The first line of Kryptonian dialogue by Jorel set the proceedings forward, “This is no Fantasy!”

Awesome direction and special effects make this my favorite “Super Hero” film.


10 months ago

Stay Super! — Jim Bowers, CapedWonder Editor/Founder

11 months ago

Jim thank you for your website. i love superman movies. i know had donner not been fired then the 3 villains would have been in Superman 3. i read that in an article a year or two ago. Jack who played Non said that. I would like Warners and Selutron come together and fix superman The movie to fit that will the Donner cut of superman 2. i wish then Jack who played non and Warners could do alternative superman 3 and 4 with the 3 villains They could use CGI That 3 starts off where donner cut ended. If Warners and jack can write storyline similar to what donner would have most likely done for 3 and 4. i wish these things could happen. thank you for your website Jim.

1 year ago

Had I been the Salkinds when Richard Donner was hired these are the things i would have done: i would have given Richard Donner a budget for both Superman The Movie and Superman II, then i would have said both films needed to be done by 1st January 1980, also both films would have been done everything the way Richard Donner and tom wanted. And for them to have done all future films. i would have then had Donner and Tom do Superman 3 to 10. In my view Donner and Tom were far better than Richard Lester.

1 year ago

I heard in June 2021 that Superman II – The Expanded Richard Donner Cut was done, is the Expanded Richard Donner Cut available for the public to buy? I understand a fan did the expanded version of the Donner cut. If it is not available, i hope at some point we can but the expanded version of Superman II Donner Cut.

1 year ago

Hello Jim Bowers and the rest of the Superman and Super Friends at Caped Wonder Superman Imagery. Caped Wonder is a super amazing place to see the legacy of The Christopher Reeve Donnerverse Superman film series live on.These films are what got me into the character of Superman and I started reading the comics not long after seeing the film in 1990. Christopher Reeve has been and always will be my favorite live action Superman / Clark Kent on film. His performance as Superman has not been topped. Chris brough so much to the role and really respected the character of Superman. And The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast is with Jim Bowers and Jay Towers is super amazing and so much fun to listen too. Keep up the Super Amazing work Jim with the website. Where all part of the same team.

3 years ago

Hello !
I really enjoy what you do!
The original Donner film is a one of the pillars of my life
I was wondering if you guys have any update on Richard Donner life or work ? He’s 90 ! is he doing ok ?
Do you guys think he will work on a new lethal weapon ?

cheers !

3 years ago

I just read the August 1977 Time Magazine piece you posted and have a question. The article states that SUPERMAN would be released in December 1978, but at this point in the production wasn’t it still scheduled to come out in the summer? Did Time knowingly or unknowingly get the date right?

3 years ago

I love this site! Can´t get enough of the pictures and all the background information.
There is so much love and respect for the character of Superman and the movies, you can feel it in every single article.
Very nice work, please keep it up!

Michael Kurland
3 years ago

Christopher Reeve’s Superman will always be a symbol of hope for not only me, but the entire world, especially during these tough times. As Chris himself said, “It’s a much harder challenge, yet I see no reason to give up.”

Donna Carvey
3 years ago

As one of the Girl Scout moms in the podcast of Jay Towers Caped Wonder Superman, I would love to get a video DVD to my daughter who was one of the participating Scouts, who was not able to be contacted in time to be a participant in your reunion. We all remember the filming fondly and she has shared your podcast with her teen aged sons, and we her parents. What a fun memory for all of us, especially our daughter, who has saved her memorabilia from the event. A nice thing you have done. She is Denise Carvey Hill of Gilbert, Arizona.

John Cribbs IV
3 years ago

Thanks buddy I love the website and keep the torch lit thanks for all you do for us all like the Superman movies did inspirational forevermore forever unconditionally I miss the legendary legacy Christopher Reeve left us all but not to worry we have Brandon Routh (doppelgänger of Christopher Reeve) this is hard to believe but Steve Harvey (doppelgänger of the legendary late Richard Pryor) I have proof wouldn’t it be great for themselves to be in a newer Superman movie like in Superman 3 (1983,2000,2006) thanks buddy keep the torch lit thanks peace and blessings to you all peace.

4 years ago

Happy New Year 2020!

4 years ago

Hi there Jim,

I just stumbled upon a very special scene from Superman I where the spaceship had just landed in the farms of Smallville. From that moment in the movie right till the 4th part of Superman(The Quest for Peace), I guess I must have seen these movies at least a dozen times if not less. As I was watching through this video yet one more time, I stumbled upon your website and boy! I could just say one word AWESOME. You have rekindled the “Christopher Reeve” in me who in my humble opinion epitomized Peace, Smile, Happiness, Confidence, Goodness and above all Self Belief. I have always been a fan of Mr Reeve ever since I was a child growing up as of today in my early forties. Thank you for all the wonderful information, you have shared with us here and once again it has been an absolute joy knowing the legacy of Christopher Reeve. To me, in short Christopher Reeve is SUPERMAN. God Be with you Mr Reeve and thank you once again for all the amazing memories and love imparted to us.

Sefy Levy
4 years ago

Dear Jim,

It was a pleasure to meet you at the Superman Celebration in Metropolis after all the years i’ve been following your amazing website. Being here and watching the Photos, reading the Articles, will always give me Hope that some day the future generation will get to see a movie with a Director who has true Passion for the Character and Honors him and what he represents…. an Actor who will do the part Justice…

No Matter how dark the world may seem…. there is a Superman in each of us… to make it a little brighter…

Your Friend,

5 years ago

“In the decade of the 1930’s, even the great city of Metropolis was not spared the ravages of the worldwide Depression. Amid times of fear and confusion, the job of informing the public was the responsibility of The Daily Planet, a great metropolitan newspaper whose reputation for clarity and truth had become a symbol of hope for the city of Metropolis!”

The greatest superhero movie of all time celebrates its 40th anniversary today. Superman was released on December 15, 1978. I was in middle school at the time, and I remember all of the buzz surrounding the movie in the months prior to its release. I bought many of the celebrity magazines, as well as several DC comic books, and each month there were various reports on casting and production. Some of those reports turned out to be incorrect, such as the one in which Rona Barrett announced that Anne Archer had been cast as Lois Lane. I will be forever grateful that Rona got that one wrong.

I found all of the news interesting, yet I had little desire to see the movie. In fact, I did not see it until it had its network television premiere on ABC on Sunday, February 7 and Monday, February 8, 1982. Even though I watched it on my tiny 13-inch black and white portable TV, I was enthralled. From that kid reading from Action Comics #1 to the very end of the ten-minutes-long closing credits, I loved every second of it. I got goosebumps when I first heard John Williams’ theme music and still get them every single time I hear it. And those opening credits flying through space are as incredible today as they were four decades ago.

The casting was superb. Marlon Brando was worth every penny of the millions he was paid for his portrayal of Jor-El. I loved Glenn Ford and Phyllis Thaxter as Jonathan and Martha Kent. It was clever how we were subtly informed that Martha’s maiden name was “Clark.” Even though he had only a few minutes of screen time, Jonathan’s death never fails to bring a tear to my eye. One of my favorite moments is in the wheat field when Martha reaches out her hand to comfort Clark then draws it back, as if she’s suddenly become afraid to touch him.

Christopher Reeve was perfect as both the adult Clark and the Man of Steel. The scene in the Fortress of Solitude when we first see him in his Superman costume and he flies toward the camera is thrilling. But it’s Margot Kidder as feisty, vivacious Lois Lane that really makes the movie for me. ABC also aired a documentary on the making of the film in which there was a very telling behind-the-scenes moment where director Richard Donner instructed everyone to take a break from filming the balcony scene. As Margot walked away, Richard pulled Chris aside and informed him that Margot was stealing the scene from him, and Chris sheepishly agreed. I feel that Margot stole every scene in the movie. She had an indefinable something that I found totally charming.

The helicopter rescue is one of the most exciting scenes ever captured on film and features my favorite line: “You-you’ve got me? Who’s got you?!” Then there’s the aforementioned balcony scene. The interplay between Chris and Margot is so much fun. I love that moment when Lois hesitates as she says, “Clark…says that…you’re just a figment of somebody’s imagination. Like Peter Pan,” and Superman gets a brief look of panic on his face, thinking that she’s calling him “Clark.” And the flying sequence! It’s absolutely magical, with John Williams’ music again inducing goosebumps. There is one brief shot as the two of them fly away from the Statue of Liberty that looks so real you’d swear that somehow they were actually suspended in mid-air above New York Harbor. A lot of people apparently don’t like “Can You Read my Mind,” but I find Margot’s performance of it enchanting.

Lois’ death scene is powerful. It’s brilliantly done, as you really feel her panic as she’s being buried alive. And Superman’s anguish is gut-wrenching. Chris and Margot were both incredible in this scene. I’ve always found it a bit difficult to watch it, and I think it will be even harder to watch it now. It breaks my heart that neither of them lived to celebrate this 40th anniversary of their most iconic roles. I hope they know how much this movie and they themselves mean to us.

5 years ago

40 Years! My mom took myself and my brother (and sister?) to go see the movie when I was 10 years old. We went and saw it in Auckland city. I remember walking through the streets and looking up at what seemed the unusually tall buildings. Having grown up in a small country town, visiting Auckland was almost like being in Metropolis itself. From what I can recall, we also saw the movie at the St James theatre, an historical theatre originally built in 1928 which sort of matched in with the opening scenes of the movie. I can remember the movie with a sense of spectacle that you can probably only experience when you’re ten. Christopher Reeve will always be MY Superman. He seemed to have that mix of heroism and kindness/gentleness that he brought to the character.

ps, please do you have the poster at the top of the page (with Reeve pointing skyward) at any larger size? I used to have it on my wall (the centre spread from Starburst issue #3) and I’d love to get it again but it seems like it’s impossible to find a large format version of it.

Brandon Long
5 years ago

40 years ago today, cinema was elevated to new heights and the superhero genre was officially kicked off much to the respect of Hollywood as well as to general audiences with the release of this spectacle. Without it, we wouldn’t have all the superhero movies flooding the cinemas today. The love and dedication to making this film is definitely felt right from the soaring opening credits. The soaring performance of Christopher Reeve is easily the best casting in superhero movie history as well as one of the best in movie history in general. The supporting cast also brings a lot to the table in many ways. From amazing special effects to John Williams’ soaring score, it all comes together to create a fun, nostalgic adventure that still soars today!

5 years ago

I fell in love with Margot Kidder on Sunday, February 7, 1982. Or maybe it was Monday, February 8. On those two nights, ABC presented the network television premiere of 1978’s Superman, and I finally got to see it for the first time. Even though I watched it on my little 13-inch black and white portable TV, I was captivated. Christopher Reeve was of course perfect as both Clark Kent and the Man of Steel, but it was Margot’s performance as feisty Lois Lane that made the movie for me. ABC also aired a documentary on the making of the film (included on the DVD, I believe). In it, there was a very telling behind-the-scenes moment where director Richard Donner instructed everyone to take a break from filming the balcony scene. As Margot walked away, Richard pulled Chris aside and informed him that Margot was stealing the scene from him, and Chris sheepishly agreed. I feel that Margot stole every scene in the movie. She had an indefinable something that I found totally charming. The only fan letter I ever sent to a celebrity was to Margot. I just had to tell her how much I admired her performance in the film. I never received a reply, but that didn’t lessen my appreciation for her. A few years later, I drew her portrait, which I consider to be one of the best drawings I ever did. I’ve seen many of her theatrical films (Trenchcoat, Sisters, Black Christmas, Willie & Phil, Keeping Track, and Heartaches among them), early TV appearances (Banacek, Baretta, Nichols), and later TV movies (Vanishing Act, Picking Up the Pieces, Pygmalion, Louisiana, and The Glitter Dome to name just a few). She also starred in a terrific short-lived TV series called Shell Game in 1987. I loved them all. I was heartbroken when I heard that she had passed away in May. It seems especially sad that she will miss two milestones this year: her 70th birthday and the 40th anniversary of her most iconic film. She will always be my Lois Lane and one of my favorite actresses. Rest in peace, Margaret Ruth Kidder.

Mari Mortsfield
5 years ago

This is a wonderful website. Christopher Reeve is still the best Superman there has ever been. He so epitomized the true ideals and personality of this character:Clark Kent and Superman with humility and generosity and never-ending courage that always lifts the human spirit and inspires so many people like myself. Always grateful that his lifetime gave us these incredible moments of entertainment. Christopher Reeve’s charismatic portrayal and his life in memorable films are iconic and a true testament to the legend Superman. Miss him, thank you for sharing.
M.D. Mortsfield

Keith Haden
5 years ago

Jim, Superman The Movie is coming back to theaters on November 25th through Fathom Events!

5 years ago
Reply to  James Walker

My Goodness, this is THE MOST SPECIAL message I believe I have ever received about Christopher Reeve and his impact on the world. Thank you so very much James! I am grateful for you!

James Walker
5 years ago

The impact of Christopher Reeve’s life, and his portrayal of Superman, is immeasurable. While it is hard to put into succinct description, all of us here feel the reality of that impact every day. He transcended the boundaries of page and screen to become a true and utterly real Superman, embodying and exemplifying the qualities that make us believe in the Man of Steel. There is a reason that we always think of Chris when we imagine Superman. It isn’t that he was the first to portray him; it isn’t just the groundbreaking story-telling and spectacle of ‘Superman the Movie.’ Rather, it is Chris himself. The man who took on the role of the Last Son of Krypton with pride and glee; who viewed his involvement with the character as a noble responsibility, and an opportunity to inspire humanity; the man whose kindness was matched by his initiative and courage. A man like Chris coming into the role of Superman may have seemed serendipitous at the time; but I believe it was fate; fate, that we should have a fictional character and real person merge so flawlessly into the inspiring phenomenon that was, and is, Christopher Reeve.

5 years ago

Dear Jim , is amazing and you do a super amazing job honoring Christopher Reeve and him as Superman. Keep up the super amazing work !!!

5 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Pinewood Studios.

5 years ago

Where was the alley transformation filmed? NYC?

Dave Yazbek
5 years ago

Where did you get the amazing background illustration from on your home page?

Dave Yazbek
5 years ago

Yesterday I watched the TV extended cut to honour Margot Kidder’s passing. After dozens and dozens of viewings over the past four decades, I can’t believe I found a detail I’d never noticed before! After the Phantom Zone villains disappear off screen, you can actually see the Council Dome closing!! Never noticed this detail before and it’s why the shot is held for a couple of seconds after the villains exit on the top right of the screen. I’m shopping for an 80 inch TV this weekend. Can’t wait to see what other morsels I find once the images are larger.

5 years ago
Reply to  stan

Count on it.

5 years ago

Just very sad at the loss of Margot Kidder. She made Lois Lane “real” and helped the audience believe that a man could fly. Somewhere Chris and Margot are flying again.

5 years ago

Is there a chance that there will be a 4K release this year? I think the success of the television cut that was released was a huge success and I hope that will: “Let Warner Brothers See there is money to be made in a 4k release”. I also hope Warner Brothers will release the television cut of “Superman II”. That would be awesome

5 years ago
Reply to  Matt H

Thanks a bunch Matt!

Matt H
5 years ago

Thank you for such a great site. I am happy to have found it today. Thank you so much for your time and effort.

Lastly I cannot express how excited I am for the TV/Extended edt that has come out. I finally received my copy and will be reliving my childhood as this was the version I remember most and loved the most because of it. Great times for a Reeve’s fan!

Bob Carter
5 years ago

For 6 weeks, I went to see the movie every weekend in downtown KC at the Empire theatre. It simply blew me away. It was the start to the true superhero era.

6 years ago

“and now through patience, invention, and skill”…the extended cut of Superman The Movie “is just about ready!”

I’m really looking forward to this release, and feel really blessed to be alive right now! I thank all the challenging and wonderful circumstances in life, that have made this release of my favorite movie of all time possible! I want to personally thank this site for all the fantastic and informative writings about this film in general.

Lew Price
6 years ago

Hi Jim
This is Aaron’s Mum and Dad.
We would just like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for our son.
Aaron holds you in the highest regard,and your generosity and kindness is overwhelming to say the least.
We are hoping that one day,someone will realise Aaron’s potential,(as you have my friend) when that day comes Jim,you will definitely not be forgotten,we will make sure of that.
When i was growing up,George Reeves was my hero,and i guess that has rubbed off on Aaron.
I’m 70 next year,but i still have faith in Aaron to make his mark by becoming famous before i depart this world.
You have given our son inspiration,and the tenacity to move forward in the quest to further his career.
God bless you Jim,you are a real “Superman”.

Kindest regards
Lew and Angie Price.(York,England)

6 years ago
Reply to  EDWARD

Thanks for your support Edward!!

6 years ago

HI Jim and Chris Reeve fans

It is amazing to think that out of all the actors that played the Man of Steel, Christopher Reeve is in actual fact the incarnation of how the hero would have been in real life. It is inspiring to know that not only die Richard Donner set the tone for one of the greatest hero movies of all time, but also defined a generation with greatness that we so seldom forget.
It is sad on the other hand that so many youngsters will not know what it is to have a hero like Christopher Reeve who really shined with the values of days forgotten, as the hero we see on the screen in 2017 lacks the sincerity and the integrity that made Christopher still being celebrated 40 years after his debut as the ultimate Superman.

Jim , you have to be commended in keeping this site so vibrant and congratulations on the success and inspiration you keep flaming. In the legacy of time, Richard, Christopher and Margot will always be AWESOME!

6 years ago

If you’re ever in the San Diego, CA area, stop by the Hollywood Casino in Jamul, CA ( just south of San Diego ). In it, there is a touted Superman III costume on display in the restaurant. To my eye, it looks genuine and is beautifully displayed among other classic movies.

William Roberts
6 years ago

Hi Jim, I got back yesterday from the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL, where I met you. I was one of the contestants in the trivia contest. Thanks for all the interesting information you shared with us and also the Super-cut of the movie. I forgot to ask you a couple of questions. If you mentioned this, I missed it, but there are at least 2 Easter eggs in the new Wonder Woman movie that are a homage to Superman the Movie. Also, doesn’t Warner Bros. have all the master prints for all the scenes you have in the Restored International Cut? Surely they weren’t stupid enough to destroy them. Next year is going to be the 80th anniversary of Superman first appearing in the June 1938 issue of Action Comics #1. That would be a good time for them to release a high quality cut with all the scenes you have in your cut on widescreen on Blu-ray.

Andrew P.
6 years ago

Wow. Your devotion is admirable. Thank you so much for being such a phenomenal online resource, nay, the principle online resource for the Christopher Reeves Superman media. Your site is unique in this universe. Thank you so much. Please never stop.