“They shouldn’t acquire this movie”: Christopher Reeve’s Super/Man Documentary Eyed by WB After Blatantly Disrespecting His Legacy in The Flash

Warner. Bros is eyeing Christopher Reeves' documentary after previously insulting him.

“They shouldn’t acquire this movie”: Christopher Reeve’s Super/Man Documentary Eyed by WB After Blatantly Disrespecting His Legacy in The Flash


  • Superman is one of the biggest names in pop culture history and Christopher Reeves embodied him well.
  • Christopher Reeves' family didn't give permission to use his likeness in The Flash.
  • Warner. Bros is now the frontrunner to get Christopher Reeves' documentary.
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There is almost no one in the world who doesn’t know Superman – one of the most iconic characters in the history of not just comic books, but media in general. Superman began as one of several anthology features in the National Periodical Publications’ comic book Action Comics #1 in June 1938 and in no time, became an iconic character. Interestingly enough, Christopher Reeve’s documentary about Superman is currently being eyed by Warner Bros.

Christopher Reeve as Superman
Christopher Reeve

Being a comic book character, it comes as no surprise there are almost innumerable iterations of everyone’s favorite Kryptonite, with mixed reception over the past several decades. Even then, Christopher Reeve’s is seen as one of the best of all time.

Also read: Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story Gets An Offer Of More Than $10 Million After Making Fans Emotional At Sundance Film Festival


Christopher Reeve’s Family Didn’t Give Permission For His Cameo in The Flash

Christopher Reeve in yet another scene as Superman
Christopher Reeve in Superman (1978)

One of the highly anticipated documentaries premiering at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival is Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story. The film explores the rise of Christopher Reeve to a Hollywood icon and the life-altering horse-riding accident in 1995 that left him paralyzed. Reeve’s children Will, Matthew, and Alexandra, took part in a discussion at the Variety Studio, sharing insights into their father’s legacy.

During the conversation, Reeve’s children were asked about their thoughts on their father’s appearance in The Flash from the previous year. The studio utilized CGI to recreate his likeness for a cameo where his Superman version is seen by Ezra Miller’s Flash in the Multiverse. The Reeve siblings mentioned they hadn’t watched The Flash and were not involved in that particular cameo. Therefore, they did not give permission to use their father’s image at all.

Also read: Picture of David Corenswet in Superman Suit Will Convince You He Was The Right Replacement For Henry Cavill in James Gunn’s DCU


Warner Bros. Eyeing Christopher Reeve’s Documentary After Insulting His Legacy

Christopher Reeve flying in this scene
Christopher Reeve in action

According to a report by Deadline, Warner Bros. Discovery is positioned as the leading contender to acquire the documentary Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story in a deal estimated to be worth $15 million.

Also read: “This is our new man”: John Wayne Put Christopher Reeve On The Spot Before Superman Fame

This report was also shared on Twitter, following which fans took to the social media site and commented on the announcement.



There were quite a few responses to the announcement, and it is not hard to see why. The development is interesting simply because of the fact that Warner Bros. previously insulted Christopher Reeves with The Flash.


Written by Subhojeet Mookherjee

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Subhojeet Mookherjee is a Freelance Entertainment Writer for FandomWire. A lover and expert in all things movies, games, TV shows, music and more. I've been in the writing business for over five years now, covering various topics all over the world. I love engaging in deep conversations with like-minded people.