A Guy Hamilton Film, Starring…

The first from a series of oversize ads from Daily Variety starting with the initial artwork presented by the Salkinds when Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger) was in place as Director.  Its interesting to see the film as we know it evolve from these announcements highlighting additions to the cast.  With Hamilton eventually replaced and after a well-publicized and lengthy search it was finally made official that Superman himself would be played by 24 year old ‘newcomer’ Christopher Reeve.  Also of note is Peter Boyle’s casting as Otis in a role eventually filled by Ned Beatty. To date the reason for his replacement remains unknown.  As these prints play an important part in the documentation of the film’s genesis I have removed the yellowing with age in an effort to present them as they were originally intended…