Though Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh, Henry Cavill and Tyler Hoechlin have each had the privilege of playing Superman in various forms since Christopher Reeve relinquished the mantle, the late actor remains the favorite to have embodied Big Blue by many.
So, with 2018 winding down and there still being time for a few more last minute celebrations of Superman: The Movie‘s 40th anniversary, one of the strangest news items pertaining to the Last Son of Krypton in recent memory has come to our attention.
You see, according to someone posting on Reddit who claims to have attended a recent showing of the classic flick directed by Richard Donner in Beverly Hills, actor Jack O’Halloran, who played the villainous Non in that picture and in Superman II, told the crowd he’s working with Warner Bros. in order to bring back Christopher Reeve as a hologram in a future Superman movie.
From the sound of it, this could be an effort on O’Halloran’s part to carry on Reeve’s legacy, but one can’t be too sure of how the execution will go – or if indeed WB is willing to play ball. Plus, there’s no Superman film on the studio’s agenda for the foreseeable future, though they could find a way to insert him into the gestating Supergirl movie in a “blink and you’ll miss it” sort of cameo.
In the meantime, though, those who’d like to remember Reeve in a more practical fashion can pick up Superman: The Movie once it arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on November 6th. If you were to ask me, that seems like a better way to celebrate his career and lasting impression on the character than to shoehorn him into something else in a posthumous manner.