Tom Cruise had a meeting with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, during which Tom was told how great the movie The Flash is. Cruise, naturally interested, asked to see it. Zaslav said yep, and a copy of the movie was sent over to Cruise.
Tom Cruise really enjoyed The Flash
A Warners employee brought the movie to Cruise’s home in Beverly Hills and stayed until the actor finished watching The Flash. It is unclear on what format Cruise watched it, whether it was digital or film. When Cruise finished, the movie was given back to the messenger, who returned it to the studio.
Cruise was so impressed by The Flash that soon after, he reached out to Muschietti and raved about the movie, saying something to the effect that Flash is “everything you want in a movie” and “this is the kind of movie we need now,” according to Hollywood insider.
James Gunn who has also seen the movie called it “probably one of the greatest superhero movies of ever made.”
Tom Cruise has been a cinema and theater booster in recent times. “You saved Hollywood’s ass, and you might have saved theatrical distribution,” Steven Spielberg told the Cruise in an exchange at the Academy Luncheon that was caught on video and went viral.
He was referring to Cruise’s push to keep Top Gun: Maverick in theaters and not on streaming and helping not only to push that movie to a $1.49 billion gross but also help spark a moviegoing revival last spring and summer.
The Flash is set to be released in June
The Flash – set to be released Jun 16, 2023 – stars Ezra Miller as the DC superhero. Miller leads a cast that includes Michael Keaton returning in the role of Batman. Ben Affleck also returns to the Batman role as well as a vast array of cameos from other popular characters.
The movie has hit a lot of roadblocks, with numerous director and script changes. Even as Miller remained on board over the years. In more recent times, Miller has faced personal issues and criminal charges that threatened the making and release of the movie.
The Flash 2023 Trailer: