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The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast
22 minutes | Sep 18, 2022
Gene Hackman: The Definitive Signing
On Episode 46, Jay & Jim are excited to announce a SUPER partnership with Official Pix Authentic Autographs! We have a great talk with Chris Wyman from Official Pix about The upcoming Definitive Autograph Signing with Gene Hackman. Rare photos, your send-ins, pen style and paper! We discuss it all on this special episode.
28 minutes | Aug 7, 2022
Happen to Be in Niagara Falls: Jim & Dolores
Jim & Dolores live in Canada and not only do they have a story to tell, but they have the pictures to prove it. In episode 45 Jay Towers & Jim Bowers head back to the falls to hear the extraordinary story behind the family of 4 who pop up all over the iconic Niagara Falls scene in Superman II. Why were they in the film? How did they get so many so many photos and how did their children get on the laps of Christopher Reeve & Margot Kidder> Happen to be in Niagara Falls... and Jay & Jim are very much around as usual.
38 minutes | Jul 17, 2022
Metropolis Leap of Faith: Ellen Bry
In Episode 44 Jay Towers & Jim Bowers have a great conversation with actress Ellen Bry. Before Spider-Man, St. Elsewhere, Star Trek , Deep Impact and countless films and tv shows, Ellen was the stunt double for Margot Kidder while filming of the Metropolis scenes in New York for Superman & Superman II. Ellen is a great story teller. From the Fruit Stand on 42nd street we get all the filming secrets and more! Jay & Jim take a Metropolis Leap of Faith! Look out below!
30 minutes | Apr 18, 2022
Lacy Warfield Returns: Mariel Hemingway
It's the 35th Anniversary of Superman IV and Lacy Warfield has returned to the Daily Planet. In Episode 43, Jay Towers & Jim Bowers are thrilled to chat with Mariel Hemingway about her role in the Reeve Legacy of films. How did Margot Kidder help Mariel become a mom? What about all of those extra scenes of Lacy? What does she love about meeting fans? Mariel was so much fun and helps the guys preview her appearance at the Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion in Detroit for Motor City Comic Con. How could one podcast be so square and so delicious?
48 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
CapedWonder.com Celebrating 20 Years
It's the website that started it all! 20 years later and CapedWonder.com is still more powerful than a locomotive! In this special edition podcast, Jay Towers goes one-on-one with his friend Jim Bowers, the founder and editor of CapedWonder.com. Jim shares how it all started, and where it's all going. Jim & Jay also give new details about The Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion in Detroit at Motor City Comic Con. CapedWonder.com is 20 years old and STILL flying high!
29 minutes | Mar 6, 2022
A Letter To Superman: Jeremy Returns!
Superman IV was all about that letter to Superman from a boy named Jeremy. But would Superman say yes? Damian McLawhorn did! In Episode 42 Jay and Jim talk everything Superman IV with Jeremy himself. How he got the part, his time on the set, and all of those extra scenes. The Quest for Answers continue and this episode is FILLED with behind the scenes photos and stories. Damian spent days on wires with Christopher Reeve and has great stories. Watch it on CapedWonder.com or the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast Facebook page. The guys also discuss the Reeve Legacy Reunion coming to Motor City Comic Con in May, 2022.
25 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion in Detroit
35 Years After His Final Flight In Superman IV, The Love And Admiration For Christopher Reeve Both On Screen And In Life, Is Stronger And More Inspiring Than Ever! Jay & Jim Make the BIG Announcement! This Spring Motor City Comic Con & The Caped Wonder Superman Podcast Proudly Present "The Christopher Reeve Legacy Reunion" A Three Day Celebration With Stars From All 4 Superman Films! Aaron Smolinksi, Marc Mcclure, Sarah Douglas , Jack O’Halloran, Mark Pillow and Mariel Hemingway. From The Spectacular Superman '78 DC Comic Series, Writer Robert Venditti And Artist Wilfredo Torres with a Motor City Comic-Con Exclusive! A Limited Edition "Variant Cover" Of Superman 78' #1, With A Portion Of Proceeds Benefiting The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. May 13th- 15th. Tickets Available Now at motorcitycomiccon.com This is the Superman Celebration you've been waiting for.
40 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Mozart's Back! Mac McDonald from Superman IV and so much more!
On this final Caped Wonder Superman Podcast for 2021, Jay & Jim are ready for the gift of storytelling with actor Mac McDonald. Episode 41 explores Mac's time on not only Superman IV, but also 1989's Batman. Mac is a very funny guy, and his stories about working face to face with Lex, The Joker and even 007 will have you on the edge of your seat! What would you say to Gene Hackman if you saw him walking towards you? How would you approach Jack Nicholson in his Joker costume. Mac speaks from experience and Yule Love it!
35 minutes | Nov 2, 2021
SUPERMAN '78 Writer Robert Venditti
It's our 40th Episode and there is no better time to welcome the DC Comics writer behind the Superman '78 comic series, Robert Venditti. In this episode Jay & Jim have met their Reeve Legacy match. Robert and his team have brought back the nostalgia we love so much including that cellophane "S" from Superman II. We've become kids all over again and Robert is the perfect storyteller for our very special 40th Episode. Superman '78 #3 is available TODAY and so is the Caped Wonder Superman Podcast!
31 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
2021 Superman Prop Store Preview
Episode 39 is finally here! Jay & Jim get a FIRST LOOK at some of the 25 'Superman lots' in the 2021 Prop Store Auction with Super Special Guest Stephen Lane. This episode is great to hear and even better to see!
35 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Location! Location! Location! Special Guest: Chris Coles
On Episode 38, Jim and Jay 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!
46 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
Filming Superman: Peter MacDonald
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!
54 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
NO NONsense! Jack O'Halloran Remembers Donner
Jay Towers & Jim Bowers 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!
35 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Prop Store Super Preview
In Episode 35 Jay Towers and Jim Bowers 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.
40 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
Let's Get Nuclear! Mark Pillow
Where would Superman IV 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.
27 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Lost Snapshots Found: Superman III
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!
38 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Six Tons of Film: Michael Thau
Jay & Jim talk exclusively with Michael Thau on how he worked with Richard Donner to bring Superman the Movie to DVD in 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. 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.
39 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
SUPERFAN ORIGIN STORY
In 1997, Superfans needed a place to find out everything they could about the 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 the '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!
43 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
For years we've been told the filming location for Lois Lane's iconic penthouse apartment in Superman 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.
46 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
Expanded Edition: Superman Prop Store Preview
In Episode 30 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.
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