Christopher Reeve’s Children Speak Out on Superman Cameo in The Flash

BEDFORD, NEW YORK — The children of actor Christopher Reeve, known for his iconic portrayal of Superman, recently disclosed that they have not seen the film “The Flash” and were not involved in approving the CGI Superman cameo in the movie. Will, Matthew, and Alexandra Reeve shared these insights during an interview with Variety, where they discussed the upcoming documentary, “Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story,” which explores their late father’s life and work.

During their conversation, the Reeve children confirmed that they had not watched “The Flash” and had no part in digitally recreating their father’s Superman character. The film serves as a multiverse story, bringing together characters from various timelines and franchises. In a climactic sequence, a digital recreation of Reeve’s Superman appeared alongside Supergirl, played by Helen Slater.

Fans reacted strongly to this cameo, with many expressing their speculation that Reeve would not have approved of the depiction. Some unearthed previous interviews in which Reeve expressed his distaste for taking roles solely for financial gain, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the integrity of one’s work. Reeve passed away in 2004 at the age of 52.

While Reeves’s portrayal of Superman is often celebrated as a major part of his legacy, Will Reeves revealed that it wasn’t the role his father was most proud of. He cited his turn as Congressman Jack Lewis in the 1993 film adaptation of “Remains Of The Day” as the role that stood out to him. Will shared that his father took great pride in that role, despite it not being a prominent one.

“Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story” premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, but a wide release date has yet to be announced. Through this documentary, viewers will gain a deeper understanding of Christopher Reeve’s life and the impact he made in the entertainment industry.

As the children of a legendary actor, Will, Matthew, and Alexandra Reeve offer unique perspectives and personal anecdotes that shed light on their father’s career and his true pride in certain roles. While audiences may forever associate Christopher Reeve with his portrayal of Superman, his children hope that other noteworthy performances, such as his role in “Remains Of The Day,” will also be appreciated and celebrated.