Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Trivia
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Rewind ArchiveThe actor who portrayed the ship's Admiral in Superman III, Robert Beatty, returned in a cameo as US President in Superman IV.
Originally the idea of "Nuclear Man" was going to be "Bizarro" and features Christopher Reeve playing the dual roles, but due to Cannon's limited budget (causing the lack of Special FX and many deleted scenes) they couldn't do it.
Christopher Reeve originally went to Richard Donner to direct again, but because of the stress caused during the original and the heartbreaking firing of the 2nd he declined.
Over 80 minutes of sense making scenes were apparently cut due to budgetary reasons.
Thanks to f00768500I have a rather embarassing anecdote regarding the scenes shot in Milton Keynes...
First, having Christopher Reeve and his supporting cast and crew in my home town was a personal point of great pride for me, and even more so being there to see the scenes as they were set up and shot...
...so imagine my horror at the constant and pointless acts of vandalism on the high school plinth, the Superman rig, etc., and that unnamed IDIOT I had the misfortune to attend the school's adjoining college with, who kept yelling "Hi, Mum!" every time the director yelled "Action!"
And THAT, my dear friends is the reason why Supes landing in the middle of Freddie's high school's football team's practice (and subsequent pratfalls from the gawping jocks!) ended up on the cutting room floor!
Editor NickThe subtlety of a joke: as Clark Kent is joking at the Kent Farm about not needing another shopping mall, they are filming near (and probably lodging in) a city positively famous, at the time for having bulldozed green fields to create the largest shopping mall in Europe...
Another example: Lex Luthor jokes about Jon Cryer's character being the "Dutch Elm Disease" of my familyť... At that time, Britain's Elm trees were being ravaged by that disease...
Rewind ArchiveThe Daily Planet moved between "Superman III" and Superman IV as the interior offices are clearly not the same offices that appeared in Superman, "Superman II", and "Superman III".
Rewind ArchiveMetropolis LOVES Pepsi. There's a pepsi machine in the Daily Planet offices and there's a Pepsi adorned hot dog stand in the background as Superman locates Jeremy and Jimmy Olsen prior to the UN speech.
Rewind ArchiveNuclear Man was an original creation of the screenwriters, who had not appeared in comic books. However, the idea of creating a Superman "clone" was a familiar one in the comic books. Lex Luthor of the comics, created Bizarro Superman, the evil opposite number of the Man of Steel with chalky white skin.
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
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