Fan Fixes “Superman IV” Nuclear Man Final Scene

Superman fan Aaron Price from A Price Production has painstakingly remade the final Nuclear Man sequence from the movie “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace,” fixing one of the biggest problems from that film.

“One of the biggest sequence of Superman IV that many people had issues with was Lacy Warfield in space,” Aaron explains. “Here is my complete sequence full frame with Lacy no longer in space sequence NOW with a new ending demise for Nuclear Man.”

The sequence sees Superman flying at incredible speed to avoid the sun’s light rays reactivating Nuclear Man. Taking him out of the solar system, where his fate is left unknown in a worm hole. Using the shadow sides of the planets as cover. This replaces the original open door of the Nuclear Reactor in the theatrical version.

So why a wormhole? Aaron explains that he created a bit of a backstory for this… After Superman disposed of the hydrogen bomb from “Superman II,” which released the villains, energies of both the Phantom Zone, created an ever increasing hole in space, resulted in a huge wormhole into an unknown destination. Once Nuclear Man was disposed of the disruption of the release of energy from Nuclear Man caused the wormhole to collapse and explode.

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the original sequence as seen in “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace”.

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July 26, 2021 8:37 pm

That was fun, props to the creator. However, in the original film, when Superman and Nuclear Man are in space, there is a whitish ring around them (actually an artifact from the shoddy optical composites. You can also see it in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation for example.) I submit that, if Superman’s ability to fly is a form of telekinesis, which even he doesn’t fully understand, then he also carries a pocket of atmosphere with his aura without really thinking about it. Nuclear Man’s powers are pretty obviously Kryptonian in origin, so he would have the same. Also, even when… Read more »

July 26, 2021 11:54 pm

I… uh… I don’t know if intentionally dropping the man inside a wormhole is an improvement. Ethically speaking at least. “Oh, he’s now at the other end of the universe with no power source and no way back, he can slowly die in agony”.

The vfx work is pretty impressive, though. If I didn’t know the scene, I wouldn’t really have noticed this was edited.

July 29, 2021 11:11 pm

Lol that scene bugged me even as a kid.