In an interview with Variety, Christopher Reeve’s children – Will, Matthew and Alexandra – spoke about the highly anticipated release of the “Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story” documentary film covering the life and career of their father.
When asked about the CGI cameo of Christopher Reeve as Superman in “The Flash” movie, none of them had seen the movie and revealed that they had had no involvement in the sequence.
While Christopher Reeve will forever be remembered for portraying Superman, his son Will doesn’t think “Superman: The Movie” was his father’s favorite film.
“In our hometown in Bedford, New York… the local movie theater went through a rebrand a few years ago,” Will said. “The person in charge of that shift reached out to me and said they’d love to have me screen a film of my choice of my dad’s. I responded, ‘Sure, but not Superman. We’re going to do “Remains of the Day.”‘ He was so proud of his role in that movie. It’s not a big role. It’s an important role in the film. He got to show a completely different side of himself. I knew how proud he was of that. Not that he wasn’t proud of Superman… but if he were here he wouldn’t choose Superman, he’d choose ‘Remains of the Day.’ I don’t think about the Superman films as much as I do about the swings he took beyond this larger-than-life role.”
“Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story,” a documentary on the life and career of Christopher Reeve, had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2024.
Never-before-seen home movies and extraordinary personal archives reveal how Christopher Reeve went from unknown actor to iconic movie star as the ultimate screen superhero. He learned the true meaning of heroism as an activist after suffering a tragic accident that left him quadriplegic and dependent on a ventilator to breathe.
Directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, “Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story” is now seeking distribution beyond the Sundance Film Festival.