Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story to get 2024 theatrical release

Christopher Reeve in Superman IV
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Acclaimed documentary feature Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story is going to be getting a cinema release later this year: more here.

One of the documentary films that is firmly on our 2024 radar is Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story, a film that promises to use previously-unseen footage to honour the life of a hero to millions, not just for his onscreen heroics but also for his bravery in real life.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project – hailing from filmmakers Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui – will look at Reeves’ ‘Hollywood and personal history’ whilst also charting the actors’ ‘tireless activism for disability awareness that followed his paralysis.’

The upcoming documentary certainly sparked our interest when we first heard about it at the beginning of the year as it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Unsurprisingly, it looks like we weren’t alone in thinking that such a project could be a fascinating watch: the film sparked a bidding frenzy at this year’s Sundance, with bids currently reaching up to $10m. It was eventually acquired by DC Studios, HBO Documentary Films and CNN Films.

Now, release details have emerged and whilst nothing concrete has yet been announced for the UK, it sounds as though we’ll be getting a theatrical release. The US is getting one on the 21st September, including an encore presentation on 25th September for the Superman actor’s birthday. The report mentions that an ‘international theatrical rollout will follow’ and even though it might be a one-night only type of event, it looks like if you want to see this in a cinema (and we imagine that some of you might), it looks like you’ll get the opportunity.

When we hear more concrete details, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, we’ll leave you with the synopsis for the film below:

Never-before-seen home movies and extraordinary personal archives reveal how Christopher Reeve went from unknown actor to iconic movie star as the ultimate screen superhero. He learned the true meaning of heroism as an activist after suffering a tragic accident that left him quadriplegic and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. 

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