Christopher Reeve's Son Talks about his Late Father's Legacy

Christopher Reeve's Son Talks about his Late Father's Legacy

ET caught up Matt Reeve, the son of the Late Great Christopher Reeve and he talks about his father's legacy as well as his thoughts on the new Superman, Henry Cavill. Hit the Jump to check it out!


This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the passing of the first big screen Superman, Christopher Reeve. In light of this, Entertainment Tonight caught up with Reeve's eldest son, Matt and he spoke a little about a side of his father that he thinks most people never got to see.
He was wickedly funny and had a very dry wit,I don't think people know that about him. He maintained that humor even after his injury. He was just always a funny guy.

Talk naturally turned to the new Superman, Henry Cavill and when asked what he thought of the new Superman, Matt had this to say;

I think he was very well cast, did a great job. I saw the movie.

For more on this, click the link provided and head over the ET website.

Chris Reeve was famous for portraying Superman in the Superman: The Movie which was released to critical acclaim and worldwide success which spawned three sequels. Talks for a fifth were being made when the actor lose the use of legs in a fatal horse riding accident . Following that he founded a foundation (The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation) which holds fund raisers to aid in research and to help people living with spinal cord injuries. In 2002 he made a truimphant return to the Superman mythology when he played Dr. Curt Swann on "Smallville", A show that Chronicled the life of teenager Clark Kent (played by Tom Welling) before he became the beloved Superhero. Chrisopher Reeve died in 2004 of a cardiac arrest at the age of 52.

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CherryBomb - 3/28/2014, 4:45 PM
Awww that's so sweet,
He will forever be known as an icon.
A star that will never die.
batz11 - 3/28/2014, 4:46 PM
Guy started it all, legendary...
batz11 - 3/28/2014, 4:49 PM
I loved Cavill as Supes, but Reeve's was perfect as BOTH Superman and Clark Kent...
ALmazing - 3/28/2014, 4:51 PM
Reeve's incredible charm is what made Superman so I iconic.

I yearn to see a Superman that inspires me again, like Reeve's did once.
batz11 - 3/28/2014, 4:52 PM
^ damn, just seeing that gif almost put a tear in my eye...
batz11 - 3/28/2014, 4:53 PM
Almight said it "charm" was off the charts with Reeve.
wookiefit - 3/28/2014, 4:59 PM
Greatest Superman ever.
Emjeed - 3/28/2014, 5:00 PM
in the immortal words of Teal'c.. INDEED
CherryBomb - 3/28/2014, 5:00 PM
He still remains as one of my top crushes ever.
He's so handsome.
Gaebora - 3/28/2014, 5:03 PM
Odin - 3/28/2014, 5:03 PM
He was awesome in that role, and from all Superman-actors he looks like the character the most.
wookiefit - 3/28/2014, 5:05 PM
AC1 - 3/28/2014, 5:07 PM
Never thought the old Superman films were that great (good in their own way though), but there's no denying Christopher Reeve himself was incredible in the role. He was just such a likable guy, you can't help but smile while watching him. Always feel a little emotional watching his Superman, very bittersweet.

Henry Cavill had big shoes to fill. He's doing a pretty good job so far. Considering Man of Steel really showed him before Clark Kent truly became Superman, and before he built up his fake Clark Kent persona, it'll be interesting to see what Cavill does in those regards, compared to Reeve. Hopefully, next time around, Cavill can capture some of Reeve's charm, at least as Clark.
GenerationX - 3/28/2014, 5:15 PM
what's the deal with the yellow background and black writing on a white background?? Bad choice
marvel72 - 3/28/2014, 5:16 PM
the greatest superman ever! R.I.P
batmanvsuperman - 3/28/2014, 5:20 PM
He is superman rip your family legacy will live on threw u
SuperCat - 3/28/2014, 5:26 PM
Good to know he approves of Cavill.
cipher - 3/28/2014, 5:30 PM
I always loved how Reeve's Superman just had a way of making you trust him, y'know? You just looked at 'im, and you fully believed that he would do everything in his power to protect people.
cipher - 3/28/2014, 5:31 PM
Emjeed- Good stuff, man. Always good to see you around.

Take it easy, brother.

SaxoWolf - 3/28/2014, 5:35 PM
Christopher Reeve, a legend.

Emjeed - 3/28/2014, 5:35 PM
@Cipher You know it's always good to see you too.. I've just been going through some stuff (Grandpa dies last week)but I'll be on here more soon!
Niklander - 3/28/2014, 5:59 PM
A true legend who kade Superman come to life as much as I loved MOS Reeve will still be number 1
Emjeed - 3/28/2014, 6:00 PM
@Cipher **Died**
cipher - 3/28/2014, 6:09 PM
Emjeed- My grandfather died a little over two years ago. He always was a sickly old guy.. his health was pretty bad toward the end, so we all knew what to expect, but it didn't make it any easier when he passed, y'know? I was just so grateful to have people in my life to help me through it. To help me through a lot of things.

I'm sorry to hear that, man, I really am. Stay strong, brother.. stay strong.

sKeemAn - 3/28/2014, 6:16 PM
Eminem is writing a song right now about Reeves.
write33 - 3/28/2014, 6:56 PM
Cavill is a fine Superman for our time, in my view? just like George Reeves was for his time too, but Christopher Reeve's interpretation is timeless
DCeddie - 3/28/2014, 7:49 PM
Others may come along and do a fine job portraying Superman/Clark, but no one NO ONE will ever be more Superman/Clark to me than Christopher Reeve...he IS Superman as far as I'm concerned, much like RDJ IS Ironman...
MexicanSexyman - 3/28/2014, 7:59 PM
Frick it, time to put my Superman The Movie bluray in my ps3.
mbembet - 3/28/2014, 8:14 PM
reeve = superman
cavill = man of shit
Cles - 3/28/2014, 8:45 PM
@Gaebora Holy sh!t, that video crushed me. Moments of him trying to smile through true pain. That was an amazing clip, and I think it highlights why he was the best. I''m going to go cry in my pillow now.
JediPhilosopher - 3/28/2014, 9:00 PM
I'll have an eternal manly straight man-crush on this guy. He played the role so well. I definitely wouldn't say at this point that Cavill can't be as good though. They just need Superman to loosen up a tad and have some fun when the whole world isn't in extreme danger.
JediPhilosopher - 3/28/2014, 9:01 PM
And when I say fun, I don't mean act like a complete child like I've seen in some recent animated movies.
Indy - 3/28/2014, 9:54 PM
I believe a man can Fly Christopher Reeve Is the one and only.

fonfon2607 - 3/29/2014, 12:26 AM
Tusky - 3/29/2014, 12:29 AM
Nothing against the other actors who have portrayed Kal-El, but Reeve to me is the definitive Superman. I still tear up during the '78 movie.

*When Jor-El places his son in the escape vehicle
*Baby Kal-El lifts the kent truck
*Jonathan collapses
*Superman rescues Lois and the helicopter.

RIP Christopher Reeve
loki668 - 3/29/2014, 2:12 AM
He was the Superman of my childhood. He embodied the character, in my eyes. He also did some other, excellent work (outside of Superman) before his accident. It's still sad that he didn't live to see what his work led up to.
codydriscollsrightarm - 3/29/2014, 2:41 AM
No one has embodied a superhero character so well as Chris Reeve. No one. Not Bale, definitely not RDJ.

Cavill has some pretty damn big shoes to fit. He's doing really good thus far, though.

Cavill is good, I love MoS, but "Superman, the Movie" is a masterpiece and it's still my favorite Superman movie and it's still in my top three CBMs (Along with TDK and Spidey 2).

BatmanHeisenberg - 3/29/2014, 2:46 AM
I preferred Cavill, but goddamnit Reeve was a legend. No, he IS a legend. Just fantastic.
BatmanHeisenberg - 3/29/2014, 2:47 AM
I have the John Williams theme stuck in my head, but hey! You don't see me complaining.
Darktower - 3/29/2014, 6:30 AM
The Legendary Actor of Comic Book Movies!!

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