Tom Cruise Loves An Upcoming DC Movie So Much He Called The Director To Congratulate Him

Tom Cruise reportedly called The Flash director Andy Muschietti to tell him how impressed he was with the film.

By Charlene Badasie | Updated

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Tom Cruise has nothing but love for The Flash movie after seeing an advance copy. The Mission: Impossible star loved it so much that he cold-called director Andy Muschietti to congratulate him. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 60-year-old was given access to the soon-to-be-released film after meeting with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav last month.

When the studio boss mentioned how great the movie was, the star was curious and asked to see it. Tom Cruise received a copy of The Flash, which was hand-delivered to his Beverly Hills home by a Warner Bros. staffer. To protect the project from unwanted eyes, the studio employee reportedly stuck around until the Top Gun actor was done watching it.

When the movie ended, it was handed back to the messenger, who returned it to Warner Bros. Tom Cruise was so awe-struck by The Flash that he reached out to Muschietti to gush about it. According to an unnamed source, the actor described the project as “everything you want in a movie,” adding that it’s the “kind of movie we need now.”

Tom Cruise is known for his love of cinema and commitment to the theatrical experience. His enthusiastic review of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet went viral on social media during the pandemic in 2020. The actor also helped keep Top Gun: Maverick in theaters instead of streaming by pushing audiences to see it.

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Tom Cruise’s praise for The Flash also lines up with James Gunn’s positive words earlier this year. Speaking about the movie via ComicBook, the filmmaker described the project as “one of the greatest superhero movies ever made.” Warner Bros has high expectations for the upcoming film as it will reset the DC Universe.

The story sees worlds collide when Barry Allen uses his superpowers to travel back in time to save his mother. However, things go awry when he inadvertently alters the future and becomes trapped in a world without Meta Humans. When General Zod returns, the Flash seeks out an older Batman and the Kryptonian castaway Supergirl to help save the world so he can return home.

Although Ezra miller’s off-screen antics may taint The Flash’s box office success, Tom Cruise has cemented his place as the darling of Hollywood. Steven Spielberg credited the actor with single-handedly saving the film industry. The director was overhead heaping praise on the 60-year-old at the 2023 Academy Luncheon in mid-February.

 “You saved Hollywood’s a**, and you might have saved theatrical distribution,” Spielberg told Tom Cruise. “Maverick might have saved the entire theatrical industry,” the director continued. The actor can next be seen in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One, which is set for release in July.

Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, plot details are still relatively scarce. However, the story will take place over two installments and brings Ethan Hunt’s saga to an end as he returns to the beginning of an epic emotional journey. Along with Tom Cruise, the film stars Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney, and others.