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“This is the kind of movie we need now”: Tom Cruise Feels The Flash Can Save Dying Superhero Franchise After $1.4B Top Gun 2 Saved Hollywood

“This is the kind of movie we need now”: Tom Cruise Feels The Flash Can Save Dying Superhero Franchise After $1.4B Top Gun 2 Saved Hollywood

Tom Cruise has his money on The Flash reviving the long-time dormant superhero franchise. Who knew the Hollywood icon would be a DC buff?

After Top Gun: Maverick broke significant box-office records and rescued what otherwise seemed to be a dying theatre industry, Cruise believes the upcoming DCU film will be the same beacon of light for superhero films.

The Flash
The Flash (2023)

As per new sources, the renowned actor and producer recently screened the Ezra Miller-led movie and loved it so much that he dialed the director to congratulate him on making the masterpiece that is The Flash.

Related: “He’s a brilliant artist”: Michael Shannon Compares The Flash Director Andy Muschietti With Zack Snyder After Returning Back as General Zod After 10 Years

Tom Cruise Was Awestruck After Seeing The Flash

It looks like Andy Muschietti’s film has one of the world’s highest-paid actors and award-winning stars in a chokehold. In a good way, of course.

Sources claim that when Tom Cruise met David Zaslav towards the end of February, the Warner Bros. Discovery CEO had brought up The Flash, claiming it to be a brilliant movie. Naturally curious and eager to find out for himself, the Top Gun 2 star then asked Zaslav to see it, after which, Cruise was sent a copy of the film at his home in Beverly Hills.

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Top Gun 2 star Tom Cruise loved Andy Muschietti’s The Flash (2023)

Once the private screening ended, Cruise handed the copy back to the Warner employee who’d brought it, who then delivered it back to the studio. This stringent procedure was carried out owing to the fact that the superhero-adventure film is still a few months away from its official release.

After watching the film, The Mission: Impossible – Fallout star was rendered so amazed that he immediately called Muschietti and gave a glowing review of The Flash to him. Insiders state that Cruise, 60, sang high praise of the film, claiming that it is “everything you want in a movie” and exactly “the kind of movie we need now.” 

Related: Ben Affleck Reveals He “Nailed” His Batman Portrayal in The Flash: “The 5 minutes I’m there, it’s really great”

Will The Flash Be As Grand A Hit As Top Gun 2 Was?

Joseph Kosinki’s Top Gun: Maverick was a critical and commercial victory all over the world and became the highest-grossing project in Cruise’s career. And from what Cruise’s alleged reaction to The Flash was, it certainly seems that he believes the movie will have a similar effect on the film industry as his own $1.49 billion movie did last year.

Helmed by Argentine filmmaker Andy Muschietti, The Flash stars Ezra Miller as the superhero of the same name, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s Batmen, Kiersey Clemons’ Iris West, and Michael Shannon as General Zod.

Related: “We’re not going to win that battle”: The Flash Former Directors Reveal Ezra Miller Was Difficult to Work With, Made Them Leave Project to Make Way For Andy Muschietti

Ezra Miller as The Flash
Ezra Miller as The Flash

Distributed by WBD, the movie set a budget of about $200 million, which means that The Flash would need to gross $400 million just to break even. But there’s little or no doubt that the film will easily surpass that mark and earn a booming profit at the box office. All that’s left now is to wait and see just how right Tom Cruise is going to be about the movie.

The Flash hits cinemas on June 16, 2023.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.