Behind The (Deleted) Scenes – Lois Leaps…

Some rare images taken from the shooting of Superman II in New York City during 1977 depicting Lois leap of faith from Perry White’s office window at the Daily Planet in an effort to expose Clark Kent.  Director Richard Donner and Cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth position Margot Kidder on the fruit stand for her close-ups after Clark breaks her fall using his Super-Breath.  Actress/Stuntwoman Ellen Bry (seen conferring with Kidder, third pic) would go on to bag her own superhero later that year with an appearance in the Amazing Spider-Man TV series starring Nicholas Hammond.

This excised opening scene was only recently restored for the DVD release of Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, (Screencapture bottom pic)a product of decades of fan campaigning that I never thought would see the light of day…

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