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Updated 12 August 2021
The Mission of the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast is to Honor and Celebrate Christopher Reeve’s legacy and the Directors, Filmmakers, Writers, Cast and Crew of the classic Superman movie series, and have a fun time sharing fascinating movie trivia, currents events, news, production information and more with all of you!
Posted 12 August 2021
On Episode #38, Jim Bowers and Jay Towers hear fascinating and detailed new stories about filming the Superman Metropolis scenes from the New York Location Manager himself, Chris Coles! Why did Lois Lane’s terrace location change? Who got a suitcase filled with cash to make it happen? Who turned on the lights in New York at just the right time? Where did they really get that boat? Chris Coles knows and he was in the middle of it all! Plus Superman II, III, Supergirl, Santa Claus: The Movie, Chaplin and so much more. Location is everything and this episode is prime real estate!
Posted 31 July 2021
The man who filmed Superman: The Movie under the direction of cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth. Camera operator Peter MacDonald is simply a legend in the film industry. Cabaret, The Empire Strikes Back, Rambo, Batman, Harry Potter, and a list of films longer than Superman’s cape. In episode 37 Jay & Jim catch up with Peter in France and discuss filming some of the most memorable scenes in Superman and Superman II. From working with Donner and Unsworth to filming Krypton, Smallville, Metropolis and everything in-between. Peter is one of the most charming, funny and talented guys in the business and his stories will fly out of your speakers and into your heart!
Posted 08 July 2021
Jay & Jim were preparing for this Superman II 40th Anniversary interview with Jack O’Halloran when they learned the heartbreaking news that legendary Superman Director Richard Donner passed away at 91 years old. In Episode #36, Jack opens up on becoming the Kryptonian villain ‘Non’ and why he felt Dick Donner was the best director he’s ever worked with. Jack gets right into everything you want to know about Brando, Hackman, Stamp, the flying, the special fx’s; and if that wasn’t SUPER enough Ursa herself Sarah Douglas flies into our interview to surprise Jim and Jack and pay tribute to Donner. The Making of Superman The Movie author David Michael Petrou also delivers a very special message as he remembers his time working with Richard Donner. The Adventure continues and we’ll never forget our beloved friend who made us believe a man can fly!
Posted 04 June 2021
In Episode #35, Jay and Jim are back with special guest Matt Truex from the Prop Store Los Angeles with a special preview of all of the Superman related items in the Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction June 29th-July 1st. From George Reeves to Christopher Reeve, Superman to Superman Returns this years auction is spectacular. Jay and Jim also discuss the 40th Anniversary of Superman II, the upcoming Superman 78′ comic books and so much more. Don’t miss the video companion to episode 35 on CapedWonder.com and Facebook. We’re back and ready for the Super Summer of 2021.
Posted 03 April 2021
Where would Superman IV: The Quest For Peace be without Nuclear Man? In Episode 34 Jay Towers & Jim Bowers join forces with Martin Lakin & Alexei Lambley-Steel to talk with actor Mark Pillow. The guys get right into some of those famous scenes, Nuclear Man I and II, working with Christopher Reeve, and announce the ‘Nuclear Codes’ for CapedWonderAutographs.com. Now fans can hear the stories from Mark Pillow and get personalized autographs from Mark. Destroy Superman? This Podcast Destroys everything you thought you knew about Superman IV: The Quest For Peace.
March 2021 Bonus Episode
Posted 16 March 2021
In this BONUS EPISODE Jay & Jim check out incredible “Behind The Scenes” photos from Superman III courtesy of Ken Oliver. Ken worked at the Turbo Oil Refinery outside of Calgary back in 1982 during the filming of Superman III and he has the photos to prove it! Ken met Christopher Reeve and took some very rare photos. Safety was the #1 priority in making this memorable scene and Ken tells all. That man is a miracle!
Below is a gallery of Superman III behind-the-scenes chemical plant photos generously sent to us by our guest, Ken Oliver.
Posted 15 February 2021
Jay Towers & Jim Bowers talk exclusively with Michael Thau on how he worked with Richard Donner to bring Superman: The Movie to DVD in May 2001. The six tons of film that arrived at Warner Bros. The amazing behind the scenes footage and screen tests. Making the “The Richard Donner Cut” of Superman II and the mysterious longer version with more Lester footage on VUDU, Prime Video, and other streaming services. Jay & Jim also discuss DC Comics Superman ’78 and the passing of Lynn Stalmaster. The Winter Thau has arrived and we can’t wait for you to hear Episode #33!
Posted 19 January 2021
In 1997, Superfans needed a place to find out everything they could about the Christopher Reeve Superman films. They needed a place to gather and explore. 24 years later we get the behind-the-scenes story of Superman Cinema from the founder himself Dharmesh Chauhan. The interviews, the research, the flame that ignited Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut fuse. Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are back to kick off season three and 2021 with a Caped Wonder style bang!
Posted 29 November 2020
For years we’ve been told the filming location for Lois Lane’s iconic penthouse apartment in Superman: The Movie and Superman II was located at 240 Central Park South. Todd Phillips knew something wasn’t right. In Episode #31, Jay Towers & Jim Bowers get the real story on that famous location. The inside scoop! Plus how to find that tree Frisky was stuck in, and some new updates on some of your favorite Superman filming locations. We also learn the very special connection between Todd and Christopher and Dana Reeve. We’re headed back to New York City to make some Metropolis Discoveries on the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast.
Posted 25 October 2020
Jay Towers & Jim Bowers chat about the upcoming Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction with Stephen Lane from Prop Store of London. This is the expanded unedited full version of the Facebook Live from October 25, 2020 and the guys unearth some exciting details about the Superman items in this years auction with Stephen. What makes that Superman IV costume so unique? How many Fortress of Solitude crystals are left? Nuclear Man and his many costumes and so much more. It’s one thing to see the catalog or watch the auction, but this is the podcast that gives all your favorite Superman film props a true deep dive. These are the stories you didn’t hear on the video broadcast.
Posted 27 September 2020
Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are joined by the ‘Kryptonian Keeper’ of all Superman IV knowledge Martin Lakin. The team discusses 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. It’s a quest for answers and these are just the fans to do it! Jim also gives an update on the Sideshow release of “Someone To Believe In”. The SUPER Fine Art Print by artist Kristopher Meadows. Recorded on September 25th, the birthday of our beloved Christopher Reeve.
Superman: The Movie Extended Cut Audio Commentary
Posted 07 September 2020
It’s finally here! Our audio commentary of Superman: The Movie Extended Cut. 188-minutes of Jay Towers & Jim Bowers in the screening room. We had so much fun in Detroit recording this. The “In Your Car Version” is for fans who want to hear the conversation but aren’t watching the film and the “Just Jay & Jim Version” for fans who want to hear the commentary while watching the movie. Listen to both versions below, or find us on the iHeartRADIO App, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Posted 27 July 2020
Below is a gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and a call sheet generously sent to us by our guest, Rick Drew.
Posted 28 June 2020
Posted 29 May 2020
Episode #25 Audio & Video Versions
Posted 10 May 2020
Episode #24 Audio & Video Versions
Posted 28 June 2020
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Niagara Falls Road Trip!
Caped Wonder Superman Podcast hosts Jay Towers and Jim Bowers made a road trip to Niagara Falls on May 14, 2019, and here’s their video!
Superman Movie Cast Reunion Organizing & Hosting
Jay Towers and Jim Bowers first joined forces as the organizers and hosts of the largest Christopher Reeve Superman movie cast reunion ever assembled at a convention, held at WonderCon 2015 in Anaheim, California. In the years that followed, Jay and Jim hosted Q&A panels at the annual Metropolis Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, and organized and hosted Superman movie cast reunions at Motor City Comic Con in Detroit, Michigan. They intend to be actively involved in future Superman movie cast reunions and various events that honor and celebration the legacy of Christopher Reeve and the cast and crew of the original Superman movie series. Please visit the WonderCon 2015 page to see the entire Q&A panel video, as well as other videos and lots of photos.