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25 May 2018: Metropolis Superman Celebration

I hope to see you in Metropolis, Illinois for the 40th Annual Metropolis Superman Celebration, June 7-10. Jay Towers and I are hosting the Superman movie Q&A panel with Ilya Salkind, Jack O’Halloran, Jeff East and Aaron Smolinski. There will also be a Margot Kidder tribute, and Superman-The Movie (an extended cut) will shown twice on the big screen throughout the celebration.

Wear a new shirt while you’re in Metropolis! Click here to order!

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15 May 2018; Margot Kidder Tributes

Margot Kidder has been on my mind constantly since her passing was announced to the world yesterday. She will be so incredibly missed in this household.

Jay Towers and I will most certainly be honoring Margot at the Motor City Comic Con in Detroit this weekend and at the Superman Celebration in Illinois next month.

CapedWonder.com will honor Margot indefinitely…

Featured here is celebrity photographer Ulvis Alberts’ 1978 portrait of Margot. I scanned and restored the original camera negative for Ulvis.

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14 May 2018; Margot Kidder has Passed Away

I am so, so sad that our dear friend and gifted actress, Margot Kidder, passed away peacefully in her sleep last night in Montana. My heart goes out to her friends and family.

I will share more thoughts later. I am stunned. What a cool gal she was…

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08 May 2018; SUPERMAN IV – THE QUEST FOR PEACE: LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET)

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Music by John Williams
Adapted and Conducted by Alexander Courage
Limited Edition of 3000 Units
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Available to order from lalalandrecords.com starting today!

La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Water Tower Music and DC present the first solo CD release of the original motion picture score to the 1987 feature film, SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE, starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman and Jackie Cooper, and directed by Sidney J. Furie. SUPERMAN maestro John Williams’ spellbinding music, adapted and conducted by Alexander Courage, sends the Man of Steel soaring high, with a stupendous orchestral score that proves to be a wondrous way to celebrate Superman’s 80th Anniversary! Previously only available as part of a now out-of-print 8-CD set from Film Score Monthly, this release makes this notable work available once again for a new generation of comic book and superhero movie fans. Produced by Mike Matessino and Lukas Kendall, mixed and edited by Matessino, and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this release features the epic film score (which was recorded for a much longer version of the film) spread across two CDs, with alternate cues following. Disc 2 concludes with all of the songs and source material that were recorded for the project by Paul Fishman. The in-depth liner notes by Mike Matessino, Lukas Kendall and Jeff Eldridge have been sourced from the box set release and pay tribute to the great talent of Alexander Courage, best known as the composer of the theme to Star Trek. The heroic art design is by Jim Titus. This is a limited edition of 3000 units.

TRACK LISTING:

DISC 1
1 Fanfare / Space Saver 1:51
2 Main Title / Back in Time 5:43
3 Pow! / Good Morning 2:48
4 Smoke the Yokes / Nefarious 1:06
5 To Work / Train Stopper 2:09
6 Someone Like You (Lacy’s Theme) 3:21
7 Jeremy’s Theme 2:18
8 For Real / The Class 1:47
9 Hair Raisers 1:01
10 Lacy / The Visit 2:30
11 First Nuclear Man 5:26
12 Nuke 1 Fight / Ashes 3:47
13 Headline 2:51
14 Fresh Air 4:35
15 United Nations / Net Man 4:45
16 Sunstroke / Enter Nuclear Man 2 5:27
17 Flight to Earth / Introducing Nuclear Man 2 3:27
18 Lacy (disco version) 2:15
19 Lacy’s Place 5:25
20 Ear Ache / Confrontation / Tornado 8:11
21 Volcano 2:21
22 Statue of Liberty Fight 3:46
Disc 1 – Total Time: 76:50

DISC 2
1 Nuclear Man Theme 2:50
2 Down With Flu 3:15
3 Two-Faced Lex / Missile Buildup 1:41
4 Persuader / Awakened 3:16
5 Abducted / Mutual Distrust 4:47
6 Metropolis Fight / Lift to the Moon 3:38
7 Moon Fight / Goodbye Nuke 5:08
8 Come Uppance / Lifted / Quarried / Flying With Jeremy / End Credits 9:39
Total Score Time: 1:51:00

ALTERNATES AND SOURCE MUSIC
9 Fresh Air [album version] 4:41
10 Someone Like You (Lacy’s Theme) [slow version] 3:36
11 Red Square Band :57
Total Time: 9:11

SOURCE MUSIC AND SONGS BY PAUL FISHMAN
12 Superfly Guy 4:17
13 Headphone Heaven 3:25
14 Revolution Now 4:28
15 Saxy Sadie 4:48
16 Krypton Nights 4:46
17 Life’s Too Dangerous 3:16
18 Workout 2:29
19 Lois Love 4:58
Total Time: 32:27

Disc 2 – Total Time: 75:53
Total Two-Disc Time: 2:32:43

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John Williams: A Life in Music Released Today!

(The red ring around the Earth is Superman’s trail.)

For immediate release —

World-Renowned Film Composer John Williams to Release New Recordings of his Most Iconic Film Scores with John Williams: A Life In Music

Performed by The London Symphony Orchestra and Featuring Scores from Star Wars and Harry Potter to Jurassic Park and the World Premiere Version of Schindler’s List for Cello

01 March 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Today sees the announcement of John Williams: A Life In Music – a brand new album of iconic movie scores by the world’s most successful film composer including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T. and many more. Featuring brand new recordings by the London Symphony Orchestra, including the world premiere recording of Schindler’s List for cello, the album will be released on May the 4th (International Star Wars Day) via Decca Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Watch the album trailer HERE.

The LSO’s close connection with Williams dates back nearly 40 years with the orchestra performing many of the original versions. The epic collection of John Williams: A Life In Music was recorded by the 86-piece orchestra led by Gavin Greenaway at London’s Air Studios. In addition to the first recording of Schindler’s List for cello, the 10-track album as features the LSO’s first ever performance of “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter. From writing the world’s best-loved soundtracks – including Jaws, E.T. and the Home Alone films – to conducting some of the world’s most accomplished orchestras, John Williams truly is one of the greatest living composers of our generation.

Following this year’s Oscar nominations, Williams broke his own record with more Oscar nominations than any other living person – a title he first earned in 2016. Williams has also won five Academy Awards, seven BAFTAs, 24 Grammy’s, four Golden Globes, five Emmys, and numerous Gold and Platinum records.

This year, the Hollywood legend celebrates 60 years in movies. Alongside the release of this once-in-a-lifetime album, Williams will also conduct the London Symphony Orchestra in an extremely rare performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, making it the 86-year-old composer’s first performance in the UK in 22 years.

Over the span of his extraordinary career, Williams has graced the big screens and touched the hearts of people across the world with his music and this new album promises to do the same.

John Williams – John Williams: A Life in Music

1.“Main Title” – Star Wars
2.“Theme” – Jurassic Park
3.“Hedwig’s Theme” – Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone
4.“The Raiders March” – Raiders Of The Lost Ark
5.“Flying Theme” – E.T.
6.“Theme” – Schindler’s List
7.“The Flight To Neverland” – Hook
8.“Hymn To The Fallen” – Saving Private Ryan
9.“Shark Theme” – Jaws
10.“Superman March” – Superman (NEW RECORDING!)

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03 May 2018; Letter from “A Friend”

I received this letter from an old and loyal friend (who wishes to remain anonymous) just the other day in response to my April 30th social media post.

Thanks my friend for your amazing support and understanding; we ARE all part of the Same Team!

“Hi Jim,

In looking at your website yesterday, I can only express my happiness for your choice to continue your CapedWonder website for the purpose it was intended to serve from Day One…to pay tribute to the legacy of our long departed Man of Steel and the original six (if you count Supergirl and Superman Returns) films in the series through pictures and rare promotional materials in an archival web format.

You have been an essential part of the preservation of the Superman legacy (especially the first film way back in 1978), and you have helped me in my own personal endeavors in the past. Of course, with so many Superman websites out there covering the Man of Steel, I too feel it is time to get back to the purpose at hand. You have my full support in the continuation of your website, and if and when a proper special edition [4k remaster] of Superman-The Movie is announced, I look forward to the surprises you might have in store.

We will, of course, keep in touch occasionally. Until then, keep on flying!”

— Anonymous

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02 May 2018; Christopher Reeve on the Fortress Set

Presenting screenshots from film footage, as well as two unreleased photos (shot by set photographer Bob Penn), of Christopher Reeve shooting a costume and makeup test on the Fortress of Solitude set, 41 years ago today on May 2, 1977. Look carefully and you will see that his look had yet to be refined. 😉

Steve Barron is the man pictured holding the clapperboard in the first screenshot. Steve went on to becoming a huge music video director of A-ha’s Take On Me and so many other MTV-style videos. More about Steve’s career is here.

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01 May 2018; In Celebration of Superman-The Movie‘s Release on DVD

On May 1, 2001, I had the great fortune of attending the Superman movie reunion at the Warner Bros. Museum in Burbank, California to celebrate the release of the Superman-The Movie Special Edition DVD (I was Research Consultant on the DVD’s three documentaries). Warner Bros. also presented a $10,000.00 check to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (today known as the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation).

Read more here.

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01 May 2018; Motor City Comic Con and the Metropolis Superman Celebration

Jay Towers and I are very excited about being part of the festivities at the Motor City Comic Con in Detroit, May 18-20, and the annual Metropolis Superman Celebration, June 7-10, where many Superman-The Movie celebrities will be appearing. We hope to see you there to celebrate the 40th Anniversaries of Superman-The Movie & the annual Metropolis Superman Celebration, as well as the 80th Birthday of Superman!

Jay Towers and I first worked together at a Superman reunion at WonderCon 2015; check out the videos and photos here.


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30 April 2018; A Social Media Update

Dear Friends,

Over the past decade, it has been enormous fun to engage with you on Facebook, and more recently on Instagram and Twitter. Many wonderful collaborations and friendships have been forged, which endure in the real world.

However, I have decided to re-prioritize CapedWonder’s primary mission, to restore and curate the photographic world of Christopher Reeve’s Superman. It has always been a source of dismay that the compression of images on Facebook has not allowed the true vibrancy of Superman’s colors to shine through.

Here on CapedWonder.com the images are, and will continue to be, added in their full undiluted glory.

I thank all of you who have made CapedWonder social media such a success over the years and hope that you will continue to contact me here. The website also has a place at the bottom of nearly every page called “Leave A Reply” to be able to quickly post messages that everyone can enjoy.

I hope to see many of you at Motor City Comic Con in Detroit, May 18-20, and the Metropolis Superman Celebration, June 7-10.

With very best wishes to you all – Go Forward!

Jim Bowers
Editor
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18 April 2018; Happy 80th Birthday Superman!

We are so excited about Superman’s 80th Birthday! Presenting a CapedWonder exclusive poster to celebrate the Man of Steel’s Big Day! Layout by Jim Bowers. Superman by Ramon Casares. Bob Peak art re-creation by Mark Gutierrez. Enjoy!

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09 April 2018; The 1979 Oscars & Other Awards

39 Years Ago Today, April 9, 1979: Superman-The Movie wins at the Oscars! Click here for the whole story, plus other awards the movie received.

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28 March 2018: Superman Production 41th & CapedWonder.com 16th

First Day of filming during the Richard Donner Superman Years (1977-1978): Despite a nagging head cold, Marlon Brando arrives at Shepperton Studios that morning to begin filming his first scenes as Jor-El for the two ‘Superman’ films under the direction of Richard Donner. Brando is draped in black velvet and filmed teaching Kal-El via an education crystal. Christopher Reeve is on set to watch Brando at work. Brando later informs Creative Consultant Tom Mankiewicz that day that he has just read the complete script and calls it a “valentine”. Featuring an unreleased head-shot of Marlon Brando. Source photo from Jay Towers. Restoration by Jim Bowers.

CapedWonder.com is 16 Years Young! Thanks to the Incredible Superman Cast & Crew and Super Fans like You!

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24 March 2018: Krypton Gallery Updates

I’ve updated the Krypton gallery with lots of new photos. Below are a few. Check them all out here!

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23 February 2018: Christopher Reeve Revealed to the World

“He’ll portray the caped wonder from Krypton…” Christopher Reeve was announced 41 years ago today as the new Superman and Clark Kent at a press conference at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City.

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17 February 2018: Pa Teaches Clark at the Farm

Richard Donner and his Superman team planned to include in ‘Superman-The Movie’ a photo stills montage showing Clark Kent’s time growing up on the Kent farm, much like was done for Donner’s, The Omen, in 1976. See the photo stills montage from The Omen here. As a side note, you can see Holly Palance in the scene after the stills montage in The Omen; she was Lois Lane during Christopher Reeve’s Superman screen test on February 1, 1977.

Ultimately, Superman set photographer Bob Penn *did* shoot photos for a montage (using five little Clark Kent actors, including Aaron Smolinski and his older brother, Travis), but those photos were never included in any edit of the movie that I am aware of (work print, etc.), or used in publicity.

Below is one of Bob Penn’s photos for the stills montage, featuring Travis Smolinski and Glenn Ford at a chalkboard in the backyard of the Kent farm house, filmed in Canada in August 1977.

Here’s an excerpt from David Michael Petrou’s amazing book, The Making of Superman-The Movie:

“[Publicist] Gordon Arnell and [set photographer] Bob Penn, along with special-effects man John Richardson, were on the Kent farm set most of that first week, coordinating an elaborate still-shot sequence which might possibly be incorporated into the film, detailing the growth and displaying the super powers of young Clark. Using the young boys selected at the earlier casting session in Calgary, Richardson had to create effects which included milking a cow at super-speed, chopping a cord of wood in a single blow, and lifting a tractor. Since these fantastic actions had to be depicted in still shots rather than in motion, the sequence provided Bob Penn with some unique problems.”

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16 February 2018: Pa Meets Clark at the Farm

Please enjoy this unreleased photo of Glenn Ford and Jeff East as Jonathan and Clark Kent on the farm, filmed in Canada in 1977. I’m updating the Smallville gallery, as well as many other Superman-The Movie galleries. Please check back often.

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06 February 2018: Queen Elizabeth II Cup

Queen Elizabeth II commemorated her 65th anniversary as queen today. Take a look at Richard Donner’s cup in the photo below; it’s from Queen Elizabeth II’s 25th anniversary (1977). You can buy one of these vintage cups on Etsy (I own one).

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01 February 2018: Superman’s Screen Test

Christopher Reeve’s Superman screen test took place 41 years ago on February 1, 1977. Holly Palance, daughter of actor Jack Palance, played Lois Lane. She starred in Richard Donner’s 1976 film, The Omen. She retired from acting in 1989.

This is a photo of Chris during his Superman screen test shot by an unknown photographer using a “Pocket Instamatic” 110 camera. “Pocket Instamatic” 110 cameras were very popular as a low-cost film option for general consumers, starting in 1972. A 110 film cartridge contains negative film that is a mere 0.51″ × 0.67″ in size, and, thus, produces so-so quality prints as compared to 35mm. I own many other 110 negatives from the production of Richard Donner’s Superman movies; here’s a scan of one (shot by an unknown photographer from the kitchen of the Kent farm in Canada).

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24 January 2018: The Dreams Poster

We made a few updates to one of Ramon Casares’ fabulous 2004 “Dreams” inspirational posters.

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19 January 2018: The Kent Farm

The farm used for the Smallville scenes in Superman-The Movie is a real farm that turns 101 years old this year.

According to Bill Brodie’s scouting records (now part of the CapedWonder Collection), the farm owner intended to tear down the house and barn after production wrapped in August 1977, but, for unknown reasons it never happened, and the structures stand to this day.

The farm has a different owner today. Over the past seven years, I’ve had many enlightening phone calls and e-mail correspondence with the owner’s spokesperson; they seem to be decent people who are very private.

The owner does not permit anyone on the property. There has apparently been much vandalism, and at least one break-in, which has greatly upset the owner.

I strongly recommend staying away from the farm. The owner’s spokesperson has already issued multiple cease-and-desists to people who have entered the property, and has threatened to get the police involved, with the intention of charging offenders with possible unlawful entry/breaking & entering, trespassing, and/or theft. They are very serious about this matter.

The owner and their spokesperson are well aware that I have photographed the property, but we have a written agreement that I will not post my photos anywhere on the World Wide Web and not divulge the farm’s location.

If you have been to the farm and have posted your photos on-line, I urge you to take them down. If you do happen to drive by the farm and take photos from the public road sitting in your car, do yourself a favor and don’t post those photos on-line. You’ll be glad you made that decision.

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18 January 2018: Gallery Updates Continue

I am still updating the Superman-The Movie galleries, so check them out here!

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13 January 2018: Superman-The Movie Gallery Updates

The majority of the Superman-The Movie galleries have been updated with new and improved photos; check them out here.

Below is a scan of an original storyboard from the CapedWonder Collection; see more storyboards here.

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12 January 2018: The Super Train

Featured below is a photo of Clark Kent jumping in front of the Kansas Star train in Superman-The Movie (top) and an original photograph shot by me at the exact same level crossing – an intersection where a railway line crosses a road or path at the same level – in Canada in 2011 (bottom). I was fortunate to have a train go by while I was there, as it was a very quiet track that day.

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11 January 2018: Lynn Stalmaster Believes in Christopher Reeve

41 years ago this month – January 1977: Casting director Lynn Stalmaster strategically places a casting photo of a young stage actor on the top of Richard Donner’s inbox, only to discover later that the photo is placed at the bottom of the pile. Undeterred by his thoughts on the young actor, Stalmaster again places the photo at the top of the inbox, and again, three times in total. Donner takes a shot and contacts the actor, who is in the middle of production on the play, My Life, as an understudy for William Hurt, via his agent, to come in for a reading. The agent informs the actor that the chances of getting the part are remote at best because no one had seen a script. Christopher Reeve agrees to meet with Richard Donner to discuss the Superman project.

Read about Lynn Stalmaster’s amazing career here. And see his acceptance speech below for his Honorary Oscar at the 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, on November 12, 2016.

These photos of Christopher Reeve below, shot to promote his character on the TV soap opera, ‘Love of Life’, were taken within a couple of years of Christopher Reeve first meeting Richard Donner about Superman. The headshot – with the white background – was scanned and retouched by me, and can be seen all over the internet on various websites, blogs and social media outlets.

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09 January 2018: Superman II Alley Transformation

Please enjoy this panoramic of Clark Kent’s transformation into Superman in the back alley from Superman II using numerous Blu-ray screenshots. Click on the image and it will open in its own box. Then save the PNG file to your computer and open it with your favorite viewer to enjoy the full-size version (3447 x 400 pixels).

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07 January 2018: Superman-The Movie Screenshots

Many Superman-The Movie screenshots have been uploaded to our satellite website on SmugMug. Please enjoy them here. There even more screenshots at the top of this page; see the far right dropdown.

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01 January 2018

Here we are! 2018! The year Superman-The Movie was released in U.S. theaters 40 years ago! What an Incredible Journey so far! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your Amazing Enthusiasm, Passion, Knowledge and Support! Go Forward! Soar! And Live your Dreams! Happy New Year from all of us at CapedWonder.com!

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18 September 2017 [UPDATED 25 SEPTEMBER 2017]

At last! It’s official! The TV edit of Superman-The Movie is being officially released by the Warner Archive Collection!

I’ve known about this upcoming release for a few months now (thanks to two insiders pals), and am so pleased it is being released on October 3, 2017.

This extended 3-hour US Blu-ray release of Superman-The Movie is region-free (plays in any Blu-ray machine worldwide), and is the debut for this cut of the movie in the original theatrical widescreen on any home format!

The more successful this release is for the Warner Archive Collection division of Warner Bros., the more likely it is that we will see similar high-definition releases for the other Christopher Reeve Superman movies.

There are no guarantees, but if our enthusiasm is clear to Warner Bros. in the sales figures, we make seeing the other movies released more likely than ever, but Superman-The Movie: Extended Cut needs to do well immediately upon release – not slow burning over months as people get around to it.

So please consider ordering an extra copy for someone you know who might appreciate it as a gift this festive season from the following webpages:

US WB Shop

US Amazon

UK WowHD

A MESSAGE TO THE SUPERMAN MOVIE COMMUNITY:
by CapedWonder Writer Bill Williams

Next month sees the long-awaited release of the complete extended version of Superman: The Movie on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection!

It’s been a week since we first received the news, and like many of you I, too, am excited about this new Blu-ray release, which will give the fans nearly 40 minutes of additional footage not included in the original theatrical release, and much of which we have seen in various TV broadcasts, and at that in fullscreen format only. But now it will be presented on disc in its original widescreen format, which we have long waited for!

As you know, next year marks the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of Superman: The Movie and I can think of no better way for all of us in the CapedWonder community to celebrate the film by supporting this new Blu-ray release. The potential is endless. This year alone we have seen new anniversary screenings of film classics such as Smokey and the Bandit, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, to name a few.

Supporting the new Superman-The Movie: Extended Cut Blu-ray can send a message to Warner Bros. that a new anniversary screening of the film can happen back on the big screen.

For the past few years our team leader Jim Bowers has worked tirelessly to bring to life his coffee table book on the development of the Superman films, which has received outstanding support from those fans, the cast members, and Richard Donner. Getting the new Blu-ray release will further support Jim’s book and bring his dream project to life.

And with the increase in Ultra 4K HD, what better way to watch Superman: The Movie than in this new format? Supporting the new Blu-ray will let Warner Home Video know that Superman: The Movie should be brought to life in this new format.

But none of this can happen without your help. The demand for this new release of a beloved classic film can be high, and such response can only support the film for its 40th anniversary.

And who knows what the response might mean for the sequels?

Tell your friends and fellow film buffs to get this new Blu-ray release of Superman-The Movie: Extended Cut, and let’s let Warner Bros. know that we still believe a man can fly!

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE – EXTENDED CUT & SPECIAL EDITION 2-FILM COLLECTION (1978,2000)
Run Time 188 Minutes-EXTENDED CUT (NEW 2017 1080p HD MASTER)
151 Minutes-SPECIAL EDITION
Subtitles Spanish, French, English SDH
DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English (EXTENDED CUT)
DTS HD-Master Audio 5.1 – English, DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1 – French, DOLBY DIGITAL SURROUND 5.1 – Spanish
ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO – 2.40:1, 16 X 9 LETTERBOX
COLOR
2-BD 50
REGION-FREE

Special Features (on Superman The Special Edition Disc): Commentary by Director Richard Donner and Creative Consultant Tom Mankiewicz; 3 Documentaries Taking Flight: The Development of Superman, Making Superman: Filming the Legend and The Magic Behind the Cape; Screen Tests; Restored Scenes; Additional Scenes; Additional Music Cues; Music-Only Track

Decades before blockbuster Extended Cuts were common, Superman proved a true “Man of Tomorrow.” Superman: The Movie received an ahead-of-its-time makeover for its television premiere – nearly 40 more minutes of story, creating a two-night television event. Audiences had already been swept off their feet by Christopher Reeve’s Last Son of Krypton, and now there was more to enjoy. Unseen in decades, this version is paired here with Richard Donner’s definitive vision of his film, the Special Edition Director’s Cut (2000), to create a supersized celebration of Metropolis’ favorite son that preserves the director’s intent while feeding superfan demands.

113 Responses to Welcome to CapedWonder.com…Now in our 17th Year!

  1. Dave Yazbek says:

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

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  3. Dave Yazbek says:

    How’s the coffee table book coming along?

  4. Dave Yazbek says:

    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. admin says:

    Count on it.

  6. Stan says:

    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.

  7. stan says:

    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

  8. admin says:

    Thanks a bunch Matt!

  9. Matt H says:

    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!

  10. Michael Kurland says:

    Jim,
    You might want to drop a line to Dick Donner because he turns 88 today. I don’t know about you, but I’d give anything to have him direct at least one episode of either “Supergirl” or “Krypton.” Let’s face it: he helped pioneer the superhero genre of cinema. I just want to wish Mr. Donner a happy 88th birthday.

  11. Bob Carter says:

    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.

  12. Zammone says:

    “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.

  13. Lew Price says:

    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)

  14. admin says:

    Thanks for your support Edward!!

  15. EDWARD says:

    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!

  16. Jerry says:

    Jim,
    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.

  17. William Roberts says:

    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.

  18. Andrew P. says:

    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.

  19. Shawn says:

    Love your site.

    On the Daily Planet set, is that Lee Remick standing next to Donner?

  20. Marck Fraga says:

    Christopher Reeve forever superman

  21. Annie T says:

    Remember seeing Superman the Movie in theatres way back in 1978 in Canada.
    Yes, you can believe a man fly! 😉
    Christopher was not only great as Superman on the silverscreen, he was also a Superman in real life too.
    CONGRATS on your 14h anniversary of this SUPER site.

    From a long time Superman fan of over 50 years. 🙂

  22. Chris Dingsdale says:

    Hey Jim,

    It was fantastic to hear from you again today – just spent a while checking out the site and wow! couldnt be better IMHO,

    Such a wonderful tribute to a rare work of art that the Donner / Reeve Superman movies truly are!

    Take care my friend and be in touch soon!

    Best, Chris

  23. James Mercuri says:

    Hey Jim! Any chance of posting the full image of the Shirt rip with the fellow with the mustache? I was telling my friend about it and can’t find it anywhere.

    Thanks again! Your friend,
    -James Mercuri (Superboy1406)

  24. Kemal says:

    Simply the best website for true “Superman: the movie” fans. Thank you Jim. Keep up the good work.

  25. admin says:

    There are no updates at this time. Should there be further developments, they will be posted here and/or on social media. Thank you.

  26. admin says:

    Terence as a rule does not do convention appearances.

  27. JR. says:

    Any news on the coffee table book?

  28. Steven Day says:

    Jim –

    Enjoyed the Wondercon 2015 video. Curious as to why Terrence Stamp is never with the rest of cast at Superman movie events? Prior commitments I’m guessing?

  29. James Auman says:

    Saw this special. Great deal on the Reeve figure but it’s all sold out (it sold out during the pre-sale!). Just shows that Reeve’s Superman is the one we all love.

    http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/neca-surprises-fans-with-new-7-dc-comics-movie-action-figures/

  30. Stuart Williamson says:

    Hi Jim. Thanks for keeping Christopher Reeve’s legacy alive.

    He was a great man & truly was a Superman on & off screen. I enjoy looking at the images you post. They are truly amazing. Especially seeing the behind the scenes ones as i love seeing how the cast & crew made a great movie.

    I believe a man can fly. Keep up the great work

    Thanks

  31. EDWARD says:

    Hi

    2015 and Caped Wonder is still one of the most visited Superman sites on the net. And it does not take much to see why.

    Jim, you still do the memory of Chris Reeve good with exceptional photo’s and also by not allowing any negative comments from either co-stars or media from deterring this great human being that truly walked as a Superman among us.

    1978-1987 will still forever be the years that Superman truly existed on planet Earth, and the movies are just chronicles and files of his great feats.

    Keep up the good work.

    Eddie

  32. david says:

    jim hi I was wondering if you could re-post those cool alternate superman II RIC artwork you had a while back on your capedwonder site. I like them much better than the regular superman II RIC ones. thanks dave

  33. Eric says:

    Jim I just want to say that I really appreciate the hard work and love you put into this site. As a fan of all four films, it’s such a treat to see the rare photos, marketing materials, anecdotes and other media featured here. Keep up the great work!

  34. Hamlet roman says:

    I´m Chris Reeve and superman fan..So I want to share my artwork with you,It´s just a little homage to the one and only Superman,who gave us many emotions and good memories from our childhood,I hope you like it… http://hamletroman.deviantart.com/art/Superman-1978-531486848
    http://hamletroman.deviantart.com/art/Louis-an-Superman-490938977
    http://hamletroman.deviantart.com/art/Superman-against-Zod-489725006

  35. Jerry Asante says:

    dignity, kindness, forbearance…these are distinguishing marks of a true superman. Chris Reeve’s portrayal not only personifies these attributes that made America great, but looked good doing it too! superman is not and will never be the brooding psycho that modern day writers want to make him. Thank you Christopher Reeve for making right look so cool! This website is awesome!

  36. Kim says:

    Cool Website thanks for keeping the legacy alive! Superman will remain a strong human being for all eternity. Love you Christopher Reeves what a great man you are. <3<3<3

  37. ULTRTA Q says:

    BATMAN 1989 does not follow SUPERMAN because it’s different and the =-
    opposite. back then, producers of Hollywood didn’t think it would work because
    of Adam West’s campy series and that’s what Donner was trying to avoid when
    he made two films simutantionsly.

  38. angela evans says:

    superman and christopher reeve have been a huge part of my life. . i could be on this site for hours and still not be able to see everything. you have done a great job. just love everything about this site

  39. stan says:

    Anyone alive in 1978 and saw “Superman” that film left a lasting impression. Richard Donner set the Gold Standard in which to this day nobody has come close to reaching. I was disappointed in the 1989 film “BATMAN” because I thought Tim Burton would follow a similar template that Donner created.

    Its now been over 35 years since the release of “Superman”. It deserves to be held in the same acclaim as “The Wizard of Oz” , “Gone with the Wind” & “The Sound of Music”. All of these films area class unto themselves and deserved the word “Classic” associated with their titles.

  40. camilo enrique sanchez celis says:

    Christopher Reeve el mejor Superman y Clark Kent de todos los tiempos presentes y futuros

  41. Pierce says:

    Thank you Jim. I enjoy your site and I think its a class act among the best available internet collaborations. I’m glad your site provided a forum to share the thoughts we have on the good that Mr. Reeve left us. Thank you for your endeavors that foster this work of art and best wishes for continued success.

  42. admin says:

    I greatly commend you Pierce. And appreciate that you have taken the time to share this with all of us.

    Bravo for having Courage…as Chris Reeve did every day.

    Yours is the best post I’ve had on this site for months.

    Thank you.

    Jim

  43. Pierce says:

    In November 2013, AMC critics examined a question regarding what a modern day movie starring Christopher Reeve as Superman would be like given the hypothetical scenario that Mr. Reeve were still with us on Earth. The cold way that the critics evaluate the merit of how Reeve would do in such a creative attempt moved me to post my feelings on the gift that Mr. Reeve gave to this character and what his portrayal of Superman gave to us.

    The post I shared appears under the current/most recent comment, dated Jan. 12th, 2014, under my post name as Pierce Hunicut. It is my humble tribute to Mr. Reeve that I wanted to share with my fellow Christopher Reeve fans and a show of support toward the fingerprint of goodness that he left in our hearts. I had to write something after I saw the AMC critics discuss the aforementioned subject on the following clip appearing on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7whZaVaTRQ

    Here is my post-sorry I know it’s long but I felt it had to be said and if you see the above video you may see why:
    This discussion moved me to comment in a way I wouldn’t ordinarily do as I seldom post, but I felt strong disappointment in the rationale used to discuss how well a modern day movie would do with Christopher Reeve as Superman. With respect to the hosts of this show and their opinions and those who agreed with their reasons, I disagree in looking at the limitations imposed on a creative idea, based on marketing predictions, especially with regard to this character. Superman is a special character that could make someone with malice in their heart enter a theatre and leave with goodwill towards their fellow man. The character was portrayed with humility, politeness, and meekness by Reeve in a way that established these characteristics as the embodiment of Superman. Underneath the powers he possessed his true difference from society was always in his goodness, which is not a focus in the new movie as it was in the original. Unfortunately, Reeve portrayed the qualities of humility, politeness, and meekness in unique way that is not something that can be manipulated. Focusing on this quintesential portrayal by Reeve is a home run because Superman did not have to be this way – he was very powerful. Moreover, watch the first Superman again and then watch the current movie and you will notice a difference that is slightly disturbing about where it appears our values have oriented. Henry Cavill did a wonderful job, but the direction of our society and the direction of this character is being lost to bring him more inline with “current day thinking or popularity”. Group think/current day perception appears not to focus on humility and meekness. It is to be physically desirable, successful, overpowering in prowess, as ultimately measured by dollars and cents (a premise that the AMC critics use to coldly evaluate the merit of how well a movie like this wold do) which is the seemingly accepted priority of modern day. To be a leading man among a host of movies that focus on these shallow priorities and always have to have, ‘a dark side,’ or an instantaneously gratifying explosion is not to say that Christopher Reeve would do bad in a Superman movie. It is to say that we are doing bad as a society in the values we cherish and where we seek entertainment. What the critics are highlighting is that we focus too much on shallow reasons for why a story should take a certain plot turn, character portrayal, or other marketing appeal. If someone with the right tact, care, and artistic creativity could envision a beautiful enough way to allow Christopher Reeve to grace the screen as Superman again than maybe even the critics would be surprised at how well his portrayal of the character could resonate with the good left in our entertainment appetites. The critics are right, putting Reeve on the screen as Superman would not allow the features of the movie to focus on his physical stature, sex appeal, or prowess. It would have to focus on things we are as a society not interested in. Maybe a work of art and or an artist doesn’t need to be so concerned with whether their is a market for an artistic endeavor. Sometimes its better to focus on other things when telling a story rather than the merits of how much money it will make or whether an ingredient like Christopher Reeve has been a successful enough leading man. Lastly, consider this for those who have seen both movies. Which one would you have rather seen first to give you your first memory of Superman and to believe and experience that a man could fly?

  44. Ellen says:

    In a couple days it will be the 35th anniversary of the release of Superman the Movie (Dec 15, 1978) and Christopher Reeve indelibly entered the Superman realm. I saw it the next day and though Id been a George Reeves fan and was convinced I wouldnt like the new movie, I fell in love with his portrayal of both Clark and Supes. To this day despite accepting Dean Cain and Brandon Routh as the man of Steel, (and Tom Welling as the boy of steel, ) Christopher stands head and shoulders above them. He was born to wear the Superman suit.

    Im celebrating by buying a poster, requesting the bluray collection for Christmas and generally browsing my scrapbook from that time.

    Despite a determination to like the new movie Man of Steel, it left me depressed and without the joy Christopher and Richard Donner brought to the movies.

    I guess the simple fact is Christopher made us believe He Was Superman.

  45. Fletch says:

    Great site!

    Not sure if you’re seen it, but Mattel has launched a new 4-inch figure of Superman using Reeves’ likeness as well as Zod. Check it –

    http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2013/10/17/nycc-mattel-debuts-superman-and-batman-movie-figures/

  46. Manuel says:

    Just a word to say how much i love this site and yes Chris Reeve stays the real man of steel! Thanks for your work on this website!

  47. EDWARD says:

    Looking at the poster where Chris points skywards, it makes me feel good to know that we can still have Superman the Movie and Superman 2 to take us back to a time of innocence and greatness with the ulimate escapism, out fantasy of flight.

    Jim, this is still a great site, and as we frequently visit as Richard Donner and Superman fans, it is a testament to the great man the world came to know and still revere as the ultimate Man of Steel. Even thou the new movie tried, I think it left one important element to out, it took itself too serious and it had not “Verisimilitude”, Chris will always be Superman.

    Keep it going man.

    Thank you from South Africa forever a fan.

  48. Radjan says:

    Christopher Reeve will always be my number one Superman,
    eventhough the new actor Henry Cavill did a swell job too.

    Capedwonder.com surely is a great website for a fan like me, where I can enjoy Mr.Reeve’s superman movies, which I saw back in the 80’s, I really love it.

    I do hope to see much more lovely Superman wallpapers and pictures, they absolutely are a blast to look at and enjoy them.

    Radjan.

  49. Rodrigo S Fonseca says:

    Chris Reeve is the real Ma of Steel!

  50. Meran Covolo says:

    I just wanted to let you know that only this year (2013) on May 25th I had what I call “accidental exposure” to Superman and Christopher Reeve. I watched Superman the movie on tv, then as I was searching online for stuff to do with / or both, I came across your site and fell completely in love with it. It catered for both! 2 in 1!
    One of the massive highlights was the inspirational quotes page from C Reeve. They have helped me as I have been going through a bit of a tough time lately and they heave helped me a lot. And I have to say it’s the biggest and best C Reeve quotes page online I have ever found.
    Christopher Reeve is my generation Superman (I was born in the 1980s) I love him so much Shame I discovered him after he has passed away but my love for him is “super” strong as ever. He will always be my Superman on screen and in real life.
    Thank you for a fantastic site that I love so much and will enjoy visiting again and again.

  51. admin says:

    This is great Edward: “Richard [Donner] did not make a movie, he made a beacon that will forever guide the way for all superhero incarnations in the cinema industry.”

  52. Matt says:

    Hey Jim,

    Longtime visitor to your website. I check it out nearly everyday.

    You’ve got me worried though… Haven’t seen new updates from you in awhile, especially with a new Superman movie out in theatres. Hope you’re doing okay.

    Matt

  53. Art says:

    What a wonderful Site and tribute to a man that had a major Impact upon my youth. I am looking forward to the new Man of Steel Film. However, I will have a heavy heart seeing a reboot of my beloved Superman films. I’m sure that the movie will stand on its own….But to me nobody will ever surpass Reeves performance as Superman. There was something very special about his portrayal of the Man of Steel. May God Bless him and you Jim for creating this beautiful site.

  54. admin says:

    No idea yet Michael, thanks!

  55. Jim Bowers says:

    Thanks so much Edward!

  56. Edward says:

    Hi Jim

    I have been a Chris Reeve fan as Superman from the first moment we rented the Betamax back in 1983. For me he was more than just a superhero, more than just an iconic figure, he was the hope and the endurance that we always look for in live.

    Chris lives on here, and you are truly the keeper of not only the flame, but of all our memories of how good it felt being a kid when Chris was patrolling the screen as the man of steel.

    Richard did not make a movie, he made a beacon that will forever guide the way for all superhero incarnations in the cinema industry.

    “Take flight, and look forward”

    Thank you, from South Africa.

  57. Ira Aaronson says:

    Jim, what should most definitely be remembered is that despite Christopher’s illnesses and injuries, he kept coming back a multitude of times. What would have killed the normal man didn’t seem to phase him. He most certainly was the greatest example of a Superman here on earth! RIP Chris and Dana. Your site is fabulous and does Supermanand Mr. Reeves the honor they definitely deserve. God bless you sir!!!

  58. admin says:

    Thanks so much Gavin for your very kind and thoughtful letter! I sent it to Richard Donner today. Stay Super!

    Jim Bowers

  59. Gavin Connell says:

    Hi Jim and the team at Caped Wonder,

    I just wanted to express how wonderful this site is and it pays homage and tribute to the late great Christopher Reeve and it’s pleasing to see that a site like this perfectly catalogues every aspect of Chris’s legacy as Superman and keeps the beacon lit for many more generations to come as I feel it’s important that the younger generation can enjoy how convincing and genuine Chris’s portrayal was as Superman. I have been a fan since I was a young boy and Jim Bowers the way he has perfectly captured and restored so many wonderful Superman Movie moments for all of us fans is truly exceptional and he has an amazing talent to capture and preserve Christopher in his most iconic role, Ironically I saw Superman 4 with my grand dad back in 1987 and it would be the last time Christopher Reeve would fly across the cinematic screen as Superman. My grand dad died a year later but I hold onto this memory. So keep up the outstanding work and to me Chris was an amazing individual with a great deal of courage strength and tremendous Character, In my opinion he will always be Superman in more ways than one and thank you Richard Donner for helping launch the Magic this film conveys.

  60. achries says:

    my first visit on capedwonder.com after following capedwonder.com on facebook for sometimes…
    can only say..it’s LEGEND….’wait for it….wait untill he flies…DARY…LEGENDARY!!!
    thank you Mr. Jim… thank you Mr. Reeve…

  61. Renaud david says:

    Ce site et magnifique !j ai 38 ans et “superman,le film” a été mon premier film vu au cinéma ( j avais 4 ans)….beaucoup de souvenirs!énorme merci!

  62. Chris Robley says:

    Wonderful site Jim. I love the gallery sections, it brings back so many memories.

  63. Dear Jim:

    Thank you for responding back so quickly. It is very beatiful artwork and I thank you not only for your time but that valuable piece of information.

  64. admin says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    The artwork is commissioned work and not available. Thank you.

    Jim Bowers

  65. To whom it may concern:

    As I was looking at some of the wallpaper of Christopher Reeve as Superman, I noticed alot of pencil sketch artwork in the background and was wondering where I might get my hands on them as they resemble Christopher alot and would be nice to add to my collection. Any help would be greatly appreciated…thanx a whole bunch and keep up the good work with the site, I truly do enjoy visiting and seeing what’s new.

    Sincerely: Rebecca F.

  66. admin says:

    Thank you very much!!

  67. Jim, thank you very much for everything. Christopher Reeve is Superman and you are Good-Man 🙂

  68. admin says:

    Many thanks Jason!

  69. Jason says:

    Fantastic site. Not only are you showcasing Reeve’s portrayal of Superman for us fans, but you are also honoring for generations to come with this great site and archive.

  70. Marcelo Siqueira says:

    Hi Mr. Jim,

    I’m a great fan of Christopher Revee and Superman. I’m from Brazil and I’d visited thi website a lot of times since a couple years ago. This new design was a great iniciative. Hugs from Brazil.

  71. Yahjaboha says:

    That was great Seby,Now I know why you have so much care for Superman and why you make your pictures stand out so much 🙂

  72. Carl Q says:

    I think it would cool if Warner would re-release Superman and Superman II the Richard Donner Cut at the movies.

    Anyone agree?

  73. Frank Berman says:

    If I had one thing Superman related I can tell a Warner Bros. rep. it would be this: You HAVE to re-release Superman: the Movie in theaters…in 3D. Now THAT would be a MOUTH-DROPPING experience. 8O)

  74. Jayce76 says:

    My goodness! Has it been ten years? Well my biggest congrads to all who make this wonderful site possible. Where’s here to ten more awesome years!

  75. admin says:

    Thanks Christopher! Some people do not understand that if you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all.

  76. Christopher Reeve will always be Superman in my book. He inspired many and he will not be forgotten. A great man and a remarkable human being who, along with many, made us believe that a Man could truly fly. He is still sadly missed to this day. I still have a hard time believing that he, like Roy Scheider, is no longer with us.

    SHAME ON JACK O’HALLORAN FOR HIS UNCOOTH REMARKS!!

  77. Greg Green says:

    Who can forget Margot Kidder and the chemistry she had with Christopher Reeve.

  78. john says:

    A good tribute. I honestly believe Superman the movie 3D would leave a new generation of audience in awe of this film and cement Reeves as the best interpretation.of the character Just think 3 year spacecraft journey , 2 train scenes running over the audience, , 12 year ‘hypnotizing’ intergalactic space study , superman flying or zooming towards camera over a dozen times and nearly into a tall tree and more! Even the opening credits would be Awwwwwesome! As lex luther would say to superman he would spare no expence in making superman( fans) feel right at home . a gift from the home planet (krypton) in this case D.C./ Warners..

  79. admin says:

    Thanks very much Patrick!!

  80. This Web site Is “SUPER Unbelievable Please keep it up I’m always visiting this web site on a regular basis simply to see whats new. Thanks Jim for an unbelievable web site and Facebook Page.

  81. Darren Briscoe says:

    I have been locked in the ‘Phantom Zone’ for years and never knew of this incredible website. Now I am here I will make it my ‘Fortress of Solitude’ for all things relating to Mr Reeve. I applaud the way you are keeping his legacy and memory alive…. Blessings and clear skies.

  82. Christopher Reeve played the role with so much respect and grace barring all the camp and cheezyness of the 80’s and late 70’s that its so hard to think of anyone else as Superman.

    I love how Chris’s Superman was so human and yet so Super. Also great to see how much intelligence and thought Chris put in his Superman and Clark Kent characters which makes em so refreshing to watch.

    Go Chris Go!!!!!

  83. Janal says:

    What a great tribute site. I would love to hear your thoughts on the new Superman. Chris Reeve is the best and only Superman in my opinion (I like Dean and Brandon, too…just not as much as Chris Reeve.) and I love that you have such a great site honoring him and his friends. You should check out this: http://www.plewto.com/superman.html – This guy does some great \S/ logos.

    Also, you may want to check out: http://www.metropolisplus.com/Superman/ – Great history lesson on the Superman’s insignia.

    Keep up the great work! I will be forwarding this site, I am glad I ran across it.

    “Chris Reeve made you believe a man could fly.”

  84. Ola Froven says:

    Hello. My name is Ola and is Swedish. I love Superman and have been fans for years until now. I have tattooed on my back, Superman. You can check out Facebook on my photo album. there’s a picture of me on his back. It’s cool. Check the “Ola Fröven” on Facebook, then you will see! Have the best! Regards Ola.

  85. Kenny Kraly Jr. says:

    Jim , thank you for creating CapedWonder.com and Honoring the Legacy of Christopher Reeve and the superman films. Christopher Reeve will always be superman to me. Thank You Jim and keep up the good work.

  86. Mike Pirtle says:

    This is a wonderful site. Thank you for putting it together and maintaining it. I just watched “Superman: the Movie” again, this morning, and I had to visit your site, afterwards. It’s one of my favorites. Thank you again!

  87. Nick Nowell says:

    Thank you for the reply, I appreciate it, I will continue to support your website, and you should be very proud of your hard
    work which we have the pleasure of enjoying, off to watch Superman now!

  88. Jim Bowers says:

    Thank you, Nick!

    Jim

  89. Nick Nowell says:

    Just like to say that I love the website and have for many years, I feel a connection through the website to the character and the Superman universe and of course the man with whom we all of love and miss Christopher Reeve.

    Nick

  90. Alicia says:

    Hi, thanks for making this website, and help me not forget Christopher Reeve, who has been a great inspiration in my life, God bless you and thank you very much again.

    Also wish to congratulate you for this wonderful website is amazing, photographs, videos, news and all you have, I really love it, congratulations.

    (my English is bad, sorry)

  91. David says:

    Great site~!

    All the superman fans and Christopher fans would thank you for keeping this website so well and keep on updating for so many years. Thank you.

    BTW, I love the picture on the right top of the main page which Superman’s lifting off in the red background, I have search for this picture inside this site for all night , but still can not find it. can you tell me where is it? Thank you so much~!

  92. Jim Bowers says:

    Thank you, Kenny, for your continued support!!

  93. Fan De Lanzarote España says:

    Espero ser el primero de España en comentar jajaj, me parece una pagina genial y aprovecho para dar ideas desde aqui a los encargados de salvar a superman en el cine. Podría hacerlo en animation 3d con christopher y margot, continuando con la saga y con los demas protagonistas. Jamas abra un superman como chris, y seguro que mas de uno lo sabe, saludos a los fans de superman y a los que crearon esta pagina son unos genios. Viva superman para siempre.

  94. Can´t wait to have you here my friend!

  95. Kenny Richardson says:

    Jim,
    Once again I congratulate you on a very nice website. Your amazing photos and videos and other priceless imagery for Superman The Movie are a wonderful work of art. All of the images and videos are very tastefully done. Keep up the great work on keeping all of the Superman movies and Christopher Reeve’s legacy alive my friend. Thanks again for all of the great memories that you have shared with your website.

  96. Jim Bowers says:

    Dear Ramón, our friendship of nearly seven years is one I cherish so very much. Your integrity, talent, passion, enthusiasm and positive outlook on life are so refreshing. Thank you for your goodness and support in every way! Let’s “Go Forward”, as Christopher Reeve always said, and continue to collaborate, photograph and share our interests!! I look forward to meeting up with your in South America for a photo expedition!!! Thank you for being a true blue gentleman and a heck of a nature photographer!

    Jim

  97. Jim, I have told you this already but I would like to say it ¨out loud¨. Since the very first time we talked I felt what a great person you are and how passionate you are about Chris´ life. I have known you for a few years now and I can say without fear of being wrong that you are a wonderful person and friend. This new version of the site is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how much effort you make to honor Chris´ life and acting carreer, I think he couldn´t have asked for a greater person and fan. It has been my honor and pleasure to meet you and to helped you during all these years and and sincerely wish you a whole more to come! I am thrilled to call you my friend.

  98. admin says:

    Thank you so much Dena! Jim

  99. Michael Zhang says:

    I am a Superman fan from China. See the site with new design, very good, I will still be exciting to look. Wish the site better and better.

  100. Jim Bowers says:

    Hey Dena,

    Thanks for visiting her and our Facebook page! We’ll do our best to always add new and interesting imagery to the site.

    Jim

  101. Dena Amison-Middleton says:

    This Website Is “SUPER Incredible Please keep it up I’m always visiting this site everyday just to see whats new. Thanks Jim for an incredible website and Facebook Page.

  102. Jim Bowers says:

    Much appreciated Thomas! Thank you for believing and for your support!

    Jim

  103. Thomas Semprevivo says:

    MR. Bower…. you have suceeded sir. This is indeed a True Superman Site. I love everything you have done. It is an honor to be a fan of Christopher Reeve, who made us

    (Believe a Man Could Fly). And you have reminded Me of that sir. Thank You 🙂

  104. admin says:

    Thanks so much Chris! It’s fans like you who are so dedicated and enthusiastic that keeps it all flowing!

    Jim

  105. Chris Buckmister says:

    As always, Jim, outstanding! The previous version of CaperWonder.com was incredible, this upgrade is beyond words. Thanks for keeping the spirt of Christopher alive. I thank you for being such a great source of information and doing the hard work for all of us. I REALLY appreciate it!!
    Again – OUTSTANDING!!!

    Chris

  106. admin says:

    Thanks James!

    Jim

  107. James Allder says:

    Very nice design. I look forward to spending quite a bit of time here, as usual. Thanks for all your hard work.

  108. admin says:

    Thanks so much for the kind words Aaron! Your talent and friendship are very much appreciated! Thanks for all of the superb crystal logos that look great and have added so much visual appeal to this site!

    Take care.

    Jim

  109. Aaron Price says:

    Agreed with the other Aaron, indeed Jim you are an incredible person and very talented beyond belief. I have had the honour to not only communicate and call you friend, but in the past have been able to do some work for your site.

    The new site is a real fresh upgrade, which is not only catching to the eye, but it’s also a wonderful tribute. A place where people can come and enjoy the incredible legacy of Christopher Reeve and his memorable career of Superman. Reeve’s spirit both the man himself and his Superman is kept alive through the hard work of a Superguy like yourself.

    Thank You Jim for giving me and others the chance to remember the legacy of a man who inspired and bought a lot of magic into our lives as children.

  110. admin says:

    Dear Aaron,

    You are a very kind and classy gentleman…am I do mean “gentleman”. Thank you so very much for your Super Friendship and Super Support. It is wonderful and refreshing to have a true friend like you. I appreciate all you have done to support the website and me.

    Take care.

    Jim

  111. Aaron Smolinski says:

    Jim,
    It is my honor and privelge to call you a friend and to have had a small peice to add to your site. You are an incredible person and talented beyond belief. Thank you for creating such a beautiful space for my beautiful memories.

    Your friend
    Aaron Smolinski
    “Baby Clark Kent”

  112. admin says:

    Many thanks David! Happy Easter to you as well!

  113. David Chan says:

    one word is all it takes- BEAUTIFUL. i’m glad i’ve had the opportunity to have met Christopher Reeve & gotten his autograph. great articles Jim. Happy Easter. eat all the sweets.

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