Did Christopher Reeve Get a Split-Second CGI Cameo in 'Man of Steel'?

It seems the late Superman star was added to director Zack Snyder's superhero adventure via CGI.

Has director Zack Snyder found an innovative way to pay homage to Superman's past in Man of Steel? While no one likely saw it in theaters, the filmmaker may have found an intriguing way to add Christopher Reeve into his big screen blockbuster in a unique shot with Henry Cavill. Take a look at this photo to see this Superman blockbuster pay tribute to the late actor.

Man of Steel Christopher Reeve Photo

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013 and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff. The film is directed by Zack Snyder.



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Comments (43)

  1. BrandonHeat

    Touching Tribute

    1 year agoby @brandonheatFlag

  2. Titanictom

    If They Really Wanted to Honor Christopher Reeve-They Shouldn't Have Made This OVERBLOWN Mess and They Should have Done a Movie That Makes Sence...Clark Works For the Daily Planet at The End-Over 75% Of Metropolis Was Destroyed or heavily Damanged and he's going to work There???? I Think Not!!!!!!

    1 year agoby @titanictomFlag

  3. Travis Brooks

    I saw it right off the bat and both me and my wife just looked at each other for a second. I didn't want to sound like a nerd, then she said "Doesn't that look like Christopher Reeve?" I was amazed because she is not in to these movies like I am and she saw it. We saw it before hearing about anyone writing about it so it wasn't just in our heads.

    1 year agoby @Travis-BrooksFlag

  4. Kyd Staccato

    I noticed this opening night. And the second I witnessed this phenomena I cried. Many will never know just how much Christopher Reeve, a native of Chicago, like I, was born to wear that cape.

    1 year agoby @Kyd-StaccatoFlag

  5. Sean

    @Fry-3000 Well, It wasn't put there by accident, that's for sure.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Fry_3000

    Just saw man of steel, and noticed it also. Had a little tear in my eye , jk, but was a nice touch if it was deliberate

    1 year agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  7. Sean

    @Celestialforthcoming I noticed Christopher Reeves whole face on there, when it goes to his face on there. Not just his lips.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  8. Celestialforthcoming

    I can only see it by the lips. it changes for a very quick moment.

    1 year agoby @CelestialforthcomingFlag

  9. ChiRep_1

    I thought Snyder mentioned it already? It's definitely CR and agreed, awesome Easter egg the cgi team dropped in

    1 year agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  10. dess

    Its all in your heads. You read about it now you see the sequence and your brain makes you see it. bleh.

    1 year agoby @dessFlag

  11. Kill-Bill

    It just hope it really is there, but I'm honest when I say I can't see it

    1 year agoby @Kill-BillFlag

  12. Vanboy

    Wow! That's very cool!

    1 year agoby @vanboyFlag

  13. Bane5000

    About time MW reported this, the rumor has been going around since the films release...An I'm a believer that i saw Reeves for a few seconds during that scene and got a big smile on my face when I saw it :D

    If Snyder confirms it, this IMO is the best easter egg in a film EVER

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  14. Cartman

    @lukejc94 lol yeah me too,, wat a jerk you are..

    1 year agoby @c-a-r-t-m-a-nFlag

  15. Luke Corrigan

    Il admit the first time i saw the film i thought it was chris but didnt want to say anything nor anything found online so thought i was delusional

    1 year agoby @lukejc94Flag

  16. Mieko_Siede

    @WalterWhite I agree. I think it's just a bit of wishful thinking. Honestly, I just don't see it. But because I don't see it doesn't make it untrue either. If it is true, I'd have to agree that this is one of the best easter eggs featured in a film. Personally though, it just seems like the angle of his face and his similar features playing a part in the illusion.

    1 year agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  17. Dark enV

    yeah I noticed that the second time I saw the film, along with Ferris being the name on the shirt of the female cadet in the end.

    1 year agoby @dark-envFlag

  18. Replicant

    Whoa, never caught this in the movie. It seemed like a bit of a stretch, but after looking at the image a few times it becomes pretty clear. That's an awesome way to do a cameo!

    1 year agoby @felipe-11Flag

  19. Sean

    I've just now noticed it that moving image above. It's definitely there.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  20. Corey W.

    These pictures don't even capture the face. Watch the movie again guys. With the thought in mind you'll see it.

    1 year agoby @coreyFlag

  21. Corey W.

    @skywise It isn't. I've seen the movie four times. It's a CGI'd face.

    1 year agoby @coreyFlag

  22. CelluloidDreams

    I saw this!!!!! The group I was with couldn't stop talking about this!!

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  23. OwenLongstrider

    Yes, I knew it, I knew I saw Christopher Reeve for just a moment in that part!!! If they really did alter his face to look like Reeve's for a second, or if it was a trick of the eye, I think it was cool. If they did, I think that was a nice little nod to the late actor who first brought Superman to life on the big screen. I've heard people say that Reeve's Superman made you believe a man could fly or do impossible things, and I think it was only right to show his image in this triumphant moment when this Superman was about to do something practically impossible; fly straight through a powerful energy beam and tear through a giant machine, all while in an area that had nearly the same conditions of Krypton (that render his powers useless) and massive gravity fluctuations.

    1 year agoby @OwenLongstriderFlag

  24. Superman81

    I noticed it but wasnt sure until several other people on sites commented about it. You can definitely tell it's a quick image of Reeve in the shot. Was very cool

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  25. Writer220

    Well someone on here wasn't impressed with the film and I haven't seen it yet. As of this tid bit, I don't believe it because neither Nolan or Synder announced it.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  26. CoreyB

    Its cool if its true but meh i dunno and too quick to notice

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  27. skywise

    CR & Cavill have similar feature qualities. I think this is just a strange coincidence.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  28. renodc

    @gumperman You're right. I've seen this discussed in several posts since MOS was released. Apparently, the staff doesn't read the posts under their articles.

    1 year agoby @renodcFlag

  29. Newtron

    That's a stretch. I don't see it.

    1 year agoby @newtronFlag

  30. David garcia

    Wow, that's pretty cool, a homage to CR, but it'll be more they used Marlon Brando's voice in kryton speaking Russell's jor-el.

    1 year agoby @David-garcia-67788063Flag