Fifty fans will get a chance to relive a bit of superhero-movie history at Niagara Falls.
Superman II star Margot Kidder will return to Ontario in June for Niagara Falls Comic Con, where she'll pose with fans in a special photo op near the Table Rock Welcome Centre, the setting of one of the 1980 film's more memorable scenes. Presumably this time she won't take a leap into the Niagara River.
“I actually insisted on doing the bit where Lois clambers, sputtering, out of the Niagara River by myself," the actress tells Inside Halton. "The stuntmen rolled their eyes but said nothing, so they harnessed me up, had six strong stuntmen making a circle behind me, and I stepped into the river. The current was so strong, but I was too proud to cry uncle. So frightened as I now was, as I should have been in the first place, I did the shot over and over again. I have never appreciated stuntmen and the stuff they put themselves through, more than I did that day.”
The June 5 photo shoot is likely for serious fans only, as it'll set you back $160. But, hey, it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Niagara Falls Comic Con will be held June 5-7 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.