Christopher Reeve’s Son Will Reeve Has a Role in James Gunn’s DCU Superman Movie
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Christopher Reeve’s Son Will Reeve Has a Role in James Gunn’s DCU Superman Movie

Will Reeve, the son of the iconic Superman star Christopher Reeve, has a role in James Gunn’s DCU superhero movie.

Will Reeve’s father, Christopher, famously played the Man of Steel in the 1978 Superman movie and subsequent sequels, including 1980’s Superman II, 1983’s Superman III, and 1987’s Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.

Who is Christopher Reeve’s son playing in James Gunn’s Superman?

Per Variety, Will Reeve, who is a journalist and ABC News correspondent, will play a TV reporter in the upcoming DCU Superman movie. It’s unclear how much screentime Will Reeve will have, though Variety describes his role as a “cameo.”

Superman, formerly known as Superman: Legacy, will be the first official film entry in Gunn and Safran’s forthcoming DCU. The movie is scheduled to hit United States theaters on July 11, 2025.

Along with Will Reeve, the film stars David Corenswet as Clark Kent/Superman, Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane, Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, María Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Terence Rosemore as Otis, Wendell Pierce as Perry White, Pruitt Taylor Vince as Jonathan Kent, Neva Howell as Martha Kent, Beck Bennett as Steve Lombard, Mikaela Hoover as Cat Grant, and Christopher McDonald as Ron Troupe.

Frank Grillo was also spotted in costume as Rick Flag Sr., a character he’ll first play in the animated Creature Commandos series releasing this December, on the set of Superman.

Additionally, Sean Gunn has been cast as Maxwell Lord in the DCU, while Milly Alcock is playing Supergirl, though it’s unknown whether either of them will appear in Superman.

Superman officially began production on February 29, 2024. Production is expected to last through August. The film will be part of the DCU’s first chapter, which is called “Gods and Monsters.”