Christopher Reeve’s Son Will Reeve to Appear in James Gunn’s ‘Superman’

Christopher Reeve’s Son Will Reeve to Appear in James Gunn’s ‘Superman’

James Gunn’s “Superman” is celebrating both the legacy of the Man of Steel and the actor who originated him on the big screen with a special cameo.

The late Christopher Reeve experienced his greatest commercial success playing Superman and his alter ego Clark Kent in the first four Superman movies. Now, his youngest son, journalist and ABC News correspondent Will Reeve, will make a cameo playing a TV reporter in the upcoming DC Studios movie.

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The project is currently filming in Cleveland, Ohio, where local reporters (via captured all the behind-the-scenes action, including Reeve’s appearance on set during a major scene. David Corenswet stars as Superman in the character’s latest revival, written and directed by Gunn, the co-head of Warner Bros.-owned DC Studios. The film arrives in theaters on July 11, 2025.

Will Reeve and his older siblings Matthew and Alexandra have had the superhero front of mind lately thanks to Ian Bonhote and Peter Ettedgui’s documentary “Super/Man,” which chronicles their late father’s life and career. The Reeve children appear in the documentary as it explores the actor’s rise to Hollywood icon status and the near-fatal horse-riding accident in 1995 that left him paralyzed from the neck down. (Reeve died in 2004.) Following its buzzy Sundance Film Festival premiere, “Super/Man” finalized a deal to sell to Warner Bros. Discovery for roughly $15 million.

“The majority of my memories of my dad involve him after the accident because I was not yet three years old when he was injured,” Will Reeve told Variety at the festival. “So to see his entire life leading up until that time laid out so poetically and cinematically and authentically by our wonderful directors has been a real gift for me.”

In that interview, the Reeve children were also asked about their thoughts on Christopher Reeve’s appearance in last year’s Warner Bros. comic book tentpole “The Flash,” in which his iteration of Superman (recreated by CGI) is spotted by Ezra Miller’s Flash out in the multiverse. None of them had watched “The Flash” and they did not have involvement in that cameo. But, Will Reeve’s appearance in the upcoming “Superman” marks a step forward in the synergistic relationship between the family and the studio as all things Superman trend up, up and away.

The documentary will hit the big screen this fall, playing in select theaters on Sept. 21 followed by an encore presentation on Christopher Reeve’s birthday, Sept. 25. DC Studios is collaborating with Fathom Events on the theatrical release.

DC Studios did not return request for comment on Reeve’s cameo.

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