Featuring rare and unreleased behind-the-scenes photos from the Richard Donner Years of Superman (1977-1978): Superman-The Movie and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.
Photos are in random order, with newer ones featured towards the beginning of the gallery. Please pardon any repeats.
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Download the Superman-The Movie and Superman II movie scripts by Tom Mankiewicz
What is the story behind the 9-year old Clark photos? Were scenes actually shot? They look like costume tests for scenes they intended to shoot, but never had time or were abandoned?
Hello, my late grandfather Maurice Gillett was lighting gaffer on the movie and I visited the Pinewood sets during the time when Brando was there, I was wondering if some of the photos were from my late grandfathers collection? He always took photos on films he worked on. He was great friends with Christopher and his death hit my late grandfather badly, he always said he was the nicest man in show business.
Thanks Martin! A coffee table book has been created and awaits a license from Warner Bros. Only stills were shot of the other little Clark Kents…no movie footage. The stills were meant for a montage in the movie, much like the montahe in Donner’s The Omen.
Wow! Talk about Aladdin’s cave…
Thank you so much for posting all these behind the scenes photos, of what has to be one of my all time favourite films. Have you guys thought about putting a coffee table book out with all these goodies inside? I was fascinated to see the photos of Glenn Ford with the 9yr old Clark on the farm. Were any scenes actually shot, do you know?
THis website is awesome!! Chris Reeve is awesome actor!! I m really sorry about what happened to the man in his horseridding accident and sorry he’s no longer alive. I enjoyed seeing the photos behind the scenes of the making of Superman the movie. I’m interested in getting into acting myself and finding out more .
This is a treasure library you fine folks have put together. I don’t think Richard Donner, Tom Mankiewicz, et al gt nearly enough credit for reinventing fantasy cinema alongside Lucas & Spielberg; plus, the mammoth production of Superman I & II alone earns it an extraordinarily special place in cinema history.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.