“Time Out…!”

The amazing vintage behind the scenes images from the unpublished SUPERMANIA’78 collection keep coming – this time on the Backlot of Elstree Studios with the battle between Superman & Nuclearman I shot on cold winter nights in 1986.

From the top – Christopher Reeve atop one of the many primitive apparatus rigged to assist the illusion of takeoff, actor Clive Mantle wielding the lamp-post prop he’s ripped from the ground moments before to use as a club – a bystanders view of the Metropolis street set (notice the trailer for the trashed cars and the various signs that appear throughout the movie) and finally Reeve & Mantle confer surrounded by crew members…


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