Tom Cruise Raved About ‘The Flash’ After Asking For Early Screening

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Hollywood icon Tom Cruise has reportedly fallen in love with the upcoming DC Universe movie The Flash. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cruise watched an early copy of the superhero movie and was so impressed that he cold-called its director Andy Muschietti to sing its praises.

The story began in February when Tom Cruise met with Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav. During the meeting, Zaslav mentioned how great The Flash was, which caught Cruise’s attention. Curious to see what all the fuss was about, Cruise asked to watch the movie.

David Zaslav agreed and a copy of The Flash was sent over to Tom Cruise’s Beverly Hills home. A WB employee hand-delivered the movie and stayed until Cruise finished watching it. It’s unclear whether Cruise watched The Flash digitally or on film, but the movie was returned to the studio after the screening.

Per THR, Tom Cruise was blown away by The Flash and immediately called director Andy Muschietti to gush about it. “Flash is everything you want in a movie,” Cruise reportedly told Muschietti. “This is the kind of movie we need now.”

The Flash’s DC Universe future

Warner Bros. Discovery already has a script for a potential sequel to The Flash, written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the man behind the two Aquaman movies starring Jason Momoa. However, James Gunn and Peter Safran did not discuss the Flash sequel during their DC Universe presentation.

Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash is inspired by the Flashpoint comic book storyline, which followed Barry Allen as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles.

In addition to Ezra Miller, The Flash also features Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate versions of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl. Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso and Luke Brandon Field are also on board in undisclosed roles.

The Flash hits theaters on June 16, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the DC Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.