The highly-anticipated superhero film, The Flash, has received praise from a surprising source: Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise. Cruise was so impressed by the film that he personally called the director, Andy Muschietti, to express his admiration, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed. One of the comments Cruise made was that this is “everything you want in a movie,” which is extremely high praise.
If ‘saver of cinema’ Tom Cruise says "this is the kind of movie we need now" then you shut up and listen to that man. #TheFlashMovie pic.twitter.com/9EA8zJuLf9
— The Flash Film News (@FlashFilmNews) March 17, 2023
Apparently, Cruise’s interest in the movie was piqued after meeting with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, who praised The Flash during their conversation. This prompted a messenger to deliver a copy of the film to Tom Cruise’s Beverly Hills home, where the actor watched it with the messenger present. After viewing it, Cruise gave the copy back to the messenger, who then returned it to Warner Bros. Pictures.
While it’s noteworthy that Cruise approves of The Flash, it also showcases his support for the theatrical experience. Just last month, director Steven Spielberg credited Cruise with “saving theatrical distribution” for his efforts to ensure that Top Gun: Maverick was released in cinemas rather than via VOD/streaming.
The Flash stars Ezra Miller as DC’s speedy protagonist, with Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck returning in their respective roles as Batman. The film has had a long and tumultuous journey to the big screen, with numerous director changes and personal issues faced by Miller.
However, with the movie set to release in June, Warner Bros. is confident in its success, with plans to screen the film in its entirety for theater owners at CinemaCon in April.
Overall, The Flash is shaping up to be a must-see superhero movie, with even Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise singing its praises.