Despite the reshoots and constant editing on the film because of the behind-the-scenes chaos at DC, plus the behavioral issues surrounding its star Ezra Miller, one thing seems to be a guarantee: Barry Allen’s long-awaited solo adventure is an extraordinary movie. In that sense, Flash He added a weight admirer outside of Warner Studios: Tom Cruise.
Post-pandemic, Cruise has positioned himself as one of the biggest proponents of the theatrical experience for movies. In a exchange That went viral on networks, Steven Spielberg himself thanked him during the Oscar nominees luncheon: “You saved Hollywood’s ass and maybe you saved film distribution.” The foregoing, alluding to the fact that the actor insisted on Paramount to delay the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick until people were ready to go back to theaters. The result? One of the great post-pandemic hits with a box office of $1.493 million dollars.
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Now, sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Tom Cruise already had the opportunity to see The Flash. It all started at the end of last February when the star of the saga Mission Impossible met with David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery. The executive mentioned during his talk how great the upcoming DC movie is, which intrigued Cruise enough to request to see it.
This brought its own logistical challenges, as a Warner employee had to personally deliver the film to Cruise’s Beverly Hills mansion. The messenger had to stay there until the Hollywood star finished watching it, in order to return this copy safe and sound to the studio.
According to sources, Tom Cruise was so impressed with Flash who immediately called director Andy Muschietti to praise him for his work. The actor is said to have referred to this production as “everything you want in a movie” as well as “the kind of movie we need right now.”
THR previously reported that Flash holds the highest ratings in test screenings for a DC film since the iconic Batman: The Dark Knight (2008), by Christopher Nolan. Likewise, James Gunn, co-chairman of DC Studios, the described recently called “one of the best superhero movies ever made.”
Flash It will arrive in Mexican theaters on June 15, 2023.
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