'The Flash' director got a 'confidence boost' when Tom Cruise called to praise his film

‘The Flash’ director got a ‘confidence boost’ when Tom Cruise called to praise his film

The flash director Andy Muschietti shares his reaction to Tom Cruise calling him to praise the DC film.

In March, the sources exclusively reported The Hollywood Reporter that Cruise saw the film and loved it so much that he cold-called Muschietti, to rave about it. According to insiders, the Mission Impossible the actor said something about the effect that Fast it’s “everything you want in a movie” and “this is the kind of movie we need now.”

Months later, Muschietti was questioned about the call during a recent interview with GamesRadar. When he talked about whether he felt pressured with so much talk about the Ezra Miller-directed film, the director said, “No.”

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“If anything, (we had) more confidence in the thing we did, because the movie was done when they (Cruise and Stephen King) saw it, so it was a confidence boost if nothing else,” he added.

Producer Barbara Muschietti shared Andy’s sentiment when the Top Gun: nonconformist star called to praise the film. “It’s a very cynical industry, and hearing people who don’t really have skin in the game, because they have nothing to gain, just say something so beautiful,” she said. “In Tom Cruise’s case, he called us, talked for 15 minutes, praising Andy, praising the movie.”

He added, “It’s just really cool because we work really, really hard to make these movies.”

The flash, which hits theaters June 16, sees Miller returning as the superhero, but when he uses his super speed to travel back in time and change past events to save his family, he ends up creating a world without superheroes. He now he must find a way to save the future.