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Tom Cruise Watched The Flash and Loved It – The Hollywood Reporter


Upcoming superhero movie the light It’s been done and booked for several months now as it awaits its June 16th release. It has many fans within the studio, including DC’s new co-president James Gunn, who called it “probably one of the greatest superhero movies ever made.”

Now she has a fan outside the walls of the studio at the actor and movie star Tom Cruise.

sources say Hollywood Reporter That Cruz had seen the movie and liked it so much that he called the film’s director, Andy Muschietti, to express his admiration for it.

In late February, according to several sources, Cruise had a meeting with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, where the movie mogul mentioned how great the movie was. Cruise, curiosity aroused, then asked to see her. Zaslav agreed to the request, and Cruz was sent a copy of the film.

But as an insider says, this was no ordinary reporter. A Warners employee brought the film to Cruise’s Beverly Hills home and stayed until the actor finished watching the light. It’s unclear what form Cruz has seen, whether digital or film. When Cruz finished, the film was returned to the messenger, who took it back to the studio.

Cruz was impressed by what he saw soon after, and reached out to Muschietti. It was an invitation out of the blue for the director. Cruise is said to have raved about the movie, saying something poignant about it flash is “everything you want in a movie” and “that’s the kind of movie we need right now,” according to the insider.

Cruz has emerged as a kind of movie and theater powerhouse of late. “You saved Hollywood’s ass, and it may have saved theatrical distribution,” Steven Spielberg told the actor in an Academy Luncheon interview that was videotaped and circulated widely. He was referring to Cruise’s push to keep Top Gun: Maverick going to theaters and not streaming and helping propel that movie to not only $1.49 billion gross but helped spark a cinematic revival this past spring and summer.

And in 2020, at the height of the pandemic, the actor went viral with a video of him driving across London to go see Christopher Nolan. Tenet. His rave review of “Love It!” It has become something of a meme among movie fans on social media.

Cruz was handsomely rewarded for his commitment to the theatrical experience. take his pieces Maverick It is said that it brought him $100 million.

the light Stars Ezra Miller as DC’s Scarlet Speedster. Miller leads a team that includes Michael Keaton returning as Batman. Ben Affleck is also available to return as Batman.

The movie has had a very long road to the screen with numerous director changes even as Miller has stayed on board over the years. Recently, the actor faced personal issues that threatened the film’s making and release.

But the long road is coming to an end. And Warners is so high-profile that it will show it in full to theater owners at CinemaCon in April, about two months before the release date.

Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.