Superman II Slides of Unused Marlon Brando Footage

Superman II Slides of Unused Marlon Brando Footage

Date Sold: 08/10/06
Amount: $2,400.00
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Description

This set of uncut color slides features 13 rare and unpublished images taken of Brando and Christopher Reeve during the filming of Superman II. Director Richard Donner had shot footage of Superman talking to his father, Jor-El (Brando), during the production of the first movie for use in the sequel (shot simultaneously with the first one), but when Brando sued for a percentage of the profits of the first film the producers had his scenes reshot, with Brando replaced by Susannah York as Superman’s mother. The lawsuit also resulted in Brando receiving a share of the proceeds from this movie, even though he doesn’t appear in it. (A tiny amount of the footage was recycled for use in this summer’s Superman Returns.) The images feature Reeve and Brando performing against a blue screen and laughing between takes. In Excellent condition. From the collection of Marlon Brando.

Estimate: $1,280 – 1,920

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