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Will Reeve and Christopher Reeve | Source: Getty Images
Will Reeve and Christopher Reeve | Source: Getty Images

Christopher Reeve's Son, Who Is a 'Spitting Image' of Late Dad, to Appear in 'Superman' — Film Set Pics

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jul 04, 2024
03:20 A.M.

One of the late actors, Christopher Reeve's children, will appear in the upcoming "Superman" film, sparking excitement and curiosity among fans of the iconic superhero saga.

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In an exciting twist for superhero fans, Christopher Reeve's son, Will Reeve, is set to make a cameo appearance in the upcoming "Superman" project. This announcement has generated immense anticipation, blending a heartfelt tribute to the late actor with the buzz of fresh cinematic magic.

Will Reeve speaks at The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Gala in New  on November 15, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Will Reeve speaks at The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Gala in New on November 15, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Will, an ABC News correspondent, will have a cameo in the film. Photos of him acting on set in Cleveland, Ohio, were shared on Twitter. The images showed background actors looking skyward as cameras — including drones — captured the drama from multiple angles.

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One of the pictures shared showed film director James Gunn embracing Will while receiving warm applause from the cast and crew, highlighting the deep emotional resonance of this tribute.

Fans online quickly reacted and recalled 32-year-old Will's resemblance to his legendary father. One fan commented, "What a handsome man and a spitting image of his late father," while another added, "Wow he looks so much like his dad 🥹."

Christopher Reeve at the "Keep It Clean" Creative Coalition Clean Water Rally in Bryant Park, New York City in 1995. | Source: Getty Images

Christopher Reeve at the "Keep It Clean" Creative Coalition Clean Water Rally in Bryant Park, New York City in 1995. | Source: Getty Images

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In the whirlwind of comments, the excitement surged. "That is so cool! Wow, he's as handsome as his Dad!" proclaimed one enthusiast, while another wondered aloud, "Why hasn't he appeared by now?!"

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Many people know that David Corenswet is the lead actor playing Superman. But a fan familiar with the iconic role's legacy boldly declared about Will, "He looks more like Superman than the star ! [sic]"

Will Reeve at the Variety Sundance Studio in Park City, Utah on January 20, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Will Reeve at the Variety Sundance Studio in Park City, Utah on January 20, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

The netizens' sentiment went beyond superficial resemblances and captured the essence of the legacy. However, one commenter eloquently wrote, "For many people, it's just a random reporter. But for those who know his father's legacy, it leaves the film wonderful and with the essence of Superman."

Headshot of actor Christopher Reeve as Superman in a scene from the 1978 film, "Superman." | Source: Getty Images

Headshot of actor Christopher Reeve as Superman in a scene from the 1978 film, "Superman." | Source: Getty Images

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Another excited fan expressed, "This film going to be special," and the last commenter remarked, "This is amazing!" As netizens continued to compare him with his father, Will embraced it fully, reflecting on the profound impact of his dad's legacy.

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In November 2023, Will reflected on the public's interest in his resemblance to his famous dad, seeing it as a positive way to honor his family's memory. "I always take that as a compliment," the TV reporter said.

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He continued, "I think that I had two beautiful parents, inside and out, and if I bear any resemblance to them physically, or temperamentally, or in my values, then I take that as a compliment every day."

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In a poignant 2021 tribute shared with "Good Morning America," Will reflected deeply on his late father. He understood that honoring his dad wasn't about living as his proxy or fulfilling his thwarted dreams.

Instead, Will discovered that true homage meant embracing his own identity and journey, a realization he cherished as the ultimate way to honor his parents' wishes.

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Will is Christopher and wife Dana's youngest child. Christopher passed away in 2004 from complications related to a severe spinal cord injury he sustained in a horse-riding accident in 1995. Dana died in 2006 from lung cancer despite not being a smoker.

Christopher and Dana Reeve attend the AAFA American Image Awards at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Christopher and Dana Reeve attend the AAFA American Image Awards at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

The late couple had two children besides Will: Matthew and Alexandra Reeve. Matthew has ventured into writing, directing, and producing films, while Alexandra has pursued a career in law.

Matthew Reeve, Alexandra Reeve Givens, and William Reeve attend the premiere of "Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story" in Park City, Utah on on January 21, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Matthew Reeve, Alexandra Reeve Givens, and William Reeve attend the premiere of "Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story" in Park City, Utah on on January 21, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Unlike his siblings, Will has ventured into broadcasting and philanthropy. He has charted a unique course that honors and extends his father's legacy.

Donna Reeve, her husband Christopher Reeve and their son Will attend "SuperSkate 2001" on January 7, 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Donna Reeve, her husband Christopher Reeve and their son Will attend "SuperSkate 2001" on January 7, 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York City | Source: Getty Images

As a correspondent for a major news network, Will has demonstrated a keen ability to connect with people, share compelling stories, and bring attention to critical issues.

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In addition to his career in media, Will is deeply committed to continuing his father's work in spinal cord injury research and advocacy. He is a committed supporter of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, focusing his energy on advancing research and enhancing the quality of life for those living with spinal cord injuries.

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Through this work, Will embodies the optimism that his father championed, an undeniable proof that Christopher's legacy is preserved in the memories of his iconic roles and the impactful actions of his youngest son.

Will Reeve on Good Morning America on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 on ABC | Source: Getty Images

Will Reeve on Good Morning America on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 on ABC | Source: Getty Images

Over the years, Will has come to terms with his loss and discovered that the greatest gift and honor he could bestow upon his dad is keeping him in his heart and following it wherever it leads him.

Will Reeve arrives at The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation "Magical Evening" Gala on November 15, 2018 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Will Reeve arrives at The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation "Magical Evening" Gala on November 15, 2018 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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He once confessed, "I'm 29 now and have finally started to understand what honoring my dad actually means. I thought it meant following the roads he would want me to go down, or to live my life as his proxy, making up for lost time according to his thwarted dreams. Turns out, our parents want us to find out who we are and go be that. That is the ultimate form of honor."

Will Reeve attends the 2011 Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's A Magical Evening benefit at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 30, 2011 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Will Reeve attends the 2011 Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's A Magical Evening benefit at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 30, 2011 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Will Reeve has embraced life in the public eye. Yet, amidst his journey, he is not leading his life in solace as he has found companionship and support, sharing his life with his girlfriend, Amanda Dubin.

Will Reeve (R) and Amanda Dubin arrive at the 2019 Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Gala at Cipriani South Street on November 14, 2019 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Will Reeve (R) and Amanda Dubin arrive at the 2019 Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Gala at Cipriani South Street on November 14, 2019 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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In their own distinct ways, Christopher's children have each woven a tapestry of honor and tribute to their father's legacy.

Whether through advocacy, technology policy, media, or philanthropy, they have carried forward the values Christopher stood for and infused them with their passions and commitments.

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