In 1978, Christopher Reeve took on the role of Clark Kent/Superman for the big screen action-adventure film, Superman: The Movie. The film was a colossal hit and cemented Reeve as an icon of cinema.
Not only was Superman: The Movie a critical and commercial success, it also kick-started a series of Superman films. But how many Superman films feature Christopher Reeve?
The Christopher Reeve Superman films
Christopher Reeve played the Man of Steel across four Superman films. The four films include:
- Superman: The Movie (1978)
- Superman II (1980)
- Superman III (1983)
- Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Who directed the Christopher Reeve Superman movies?
Superman: The Movie was directed by Richard Donner, while Superman II and Superman III was directed by Richard Lester. Sidney J. Furie directed Superman IV.
It should also be noted that an alternate cut of Superman II also exists, called Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut. This version of the film was compiled by Richard Donner.
Who are the cast of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies?
The cast is fairly consistent across the four Christopher Reeve movies. Notable actors include Margot Kidder, Marc McClure, Jackie Cooper, Gene Hackman, Terence Stamp, Annette O’Toole and Marlon Brando.
What is the critical reception of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies?
According to IMDb, the Christopher Reeve Superman movies have the following ratings:
- Superman: The Movie (1978) – 7.3/10
- Superman II (1980) – 6.8/10
- Superman III (1983) – 5/10
- Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) – 3.7/10
Are there any additional movies connected to the Christopher Reeve Superman series?
In addition to the four movies above, there are two more films linked to this series: Supergirl (1984) and Superman Returns (2006). Neither film stars Reeve, but both are part of the Reeve series.
Supergirl is a spin-off movie, which takes place after the events of Superman III. Superman Returns is a belated sequel, which takes place after Superman II but ignores the events of III and IV.
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