SuperSynthesbian….

The dawn of the Digital age presents many possibilities as yet fully unexploited – the concept of ‘resurrecting’ an actor for a posthumous appearance is still in its infancy but constantly advancing. See above digital renderings of the late Christopher Reeve (by artists I only wish I could identify to give them the full credit for their incredible work) with the heft and stature of age as he would, could (and should) appear in an animated version of ‘Superman V‘. Other artists have gone one better and put the images in motion – see the best examples here and here. One can only hope in future the Movie series could be concluded in a fashion befitting of the performance emulated here and to date, unsurpassed…

The Cannon Films Archive…

The Cannon Group is synonymous with a bygone era of cult cinema and straight-to-video trash and all the more fascinating for it. I urge anybody with an interest in Movies from the 80’s to head over to the incredibly well researched Cannon.org for a comprehensive and surprising list of all the pictures they were responsible for (including a plethora of projects announced but never made, among them Spider-Man, Captain America and Superman V) Among the many contributions is the rare still above of Christopher Reeve, in the UK for the shooting of Cannon’s Superman IV, cutting the ribbon to open a Cannon cinema in Manchester…

Quarter Scale SuperStatue Updated…

Due to the enthusiastic response to the last post relating to the Mixed-Media statue and requests about its availability I should mention the statue was version one of an ongoing project by the artist some years back now. As very few of these kits were produced they seldom come up for sale but were they to be offered I would suggest visiting the statueforum or the Replica Prop Forum as a starting point where later versions can be seen (and possibly ordered).
In the meantime, enjoy the manip above of the original by Superfan Sebastian Columbo, proving once more why he should be lead consultant on anything featuring the Reeve likeness…!

Mixed Media Quarter Scale SuperStatue…

Friend and fellow Superfan Chris King is a purveyor of high-end replica props and figures.  Chances are you’ve seen a piece commissioned or initiated by him (especially if you’re a Star Wars fan) without even knowing it. The above is a typical example of Chris’ unparalleled pursuit of the perfect replica to date unsurpassed by any licensed offering. Commissioned by Chris and sculpted by Philip Robinson, this chunk of solid, exquisitely cast resin was originally in six parts (body, head, hands & boots) and was clothed in a specially-tailored outfit sourced by Chris and fabricated by Philip, complete with heat-sealed emblems and vinyl belt. There is also a Hot Toys connection in the piece lineage as the paintjob was applied by noneother than J.C. Hong – providing at least some idea of how the upcoming figure from Japan may look…
Photographs by me.