The Flash: Tom Cruise bowled over by Ezra Miller’s DC film after watching it, says ‘this is the kind of movie we need now’


Tom Cruise has seen and given his approval to Ezra Miller starrer DCEU’s upcoming film The Flash. The film is awaiting release on June 16, 2023, but Cruise has had an early preview and has loved it. Reportedly, the film has many fans inside the studio, including new DC co-head James Gunn, who called it “probably one of the greatest superhero movies ever made.” The Hollywood icon, superstar, global heartthrob and cinema saver not only loved the film but also cold-called the movie’s director, Andy Muschietti, to rave about it.

As per an online portal, Cruise had a meeting with Warner Bros.Discovery CEO David Zaslav, during which the latter mentioned how great The Flash was. Cruise then expressed a wish to see it and Zaslav accepted the request and sent a copy to the actor. Reportedly, a Warner’s employee brought the film to Cruise’s home in Beverly Hills and stayed on till the actor finished watching The Flash. When the superstar finished watching, the movie was given back to the messenger who returned it to the studio.

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Cruise reportedly reached out to Muschietti and said that The Flash is “everything you want in a movie” and “this is the kind of movie we need now.” Cruise is credited to have revived cinema and Hollywood through his film Top Gun: Maverick by adhering to its theatre release and not giving in and letting it stream on OTT. At the height of the pandemic in 2019, a video went viral of the star being driven through London to go see Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which excitedly reviewed and said, “I loved it!” Steven Spielberg had heaped praise on Cruise for Top Gun: Maverick and said, “You saved Hollywood’s ass, and you might have saved theatrical distribution.”

The Flash is DC’s highly-awaited film. Ezra Miller stars as The Flash aka Barry Allen. The film also stars Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck in the role of Batman as the film is based in an alternate timeline as well as Sasha Calle as Supergirl. The film is all set for its theatrical release on June 16, 2023.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)