Tom Cruise at the 95th Academy Awards luncheon in 2023

‘The Flash’ director received a huge ‘confidence boost’ when Tom Cruise called to praise the film

Tom Cruise wanted to make sure the team behind ‘The Flash’ knew they had completed an (almost) impossible mission with an amazing superhero movie.

‘The Flash’ director Andy Muschietti has confirmed that the ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning’ icon has reached out after seeing a first cut of the completed film to ‘praise’ the Ezra Miller-starring DCU film.

“(We had) more confidence in the thing we did, because the movie was over when (Cruise) saw it, so it was a confidence boost if nothing else,” said Muschietti Radar games.

Producer Barbara Muschietti added: “It’s a very cynical industry, and to hear people who really have nothing to do with the game, because they have nothing to gain, just say something lovely. In Tom Cruise’s case, he called us, he talked for 15 minutes, praising Andy, praising the movie, and it was very cool because we work so, really hard to make these movies.

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Sources told The Hollywood Reporter in March 2023 that Cruise would see the film in late February following a meeting with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav.

Andy Muschietti also revealed that he reached out to “Justice League” director Zack Snyder to ensure that “The Flash” would be “respectful” of the DC cinematic universe Snyder built.

“I talked to Zack, but it wasn’t technical or narrative or anything. I just wanted to reach out and say, ‘Hey,’” he said. “Because we’ve never met before, and I just wanted to tell him that we would respect the things he’s done before.”

Muschietti continued, “’Man of Steel’ is obviously central to this movie because the great threat of Zod (Michael Shannon) coming to Earth is a big twist in this story, and it’s something most DC fans are familiar with. Very good. And that’s one of the great things that can shape the narrative of this film.”

Lead star Miller recently thanked Snyder onstage at the premiere of “The Flash,” as did DC Studios co-heads Peter Safran and James Gunn for their “grace and discernment” amid Miller’s mental health crises, i multiple arrests and charges of assault and solicitation.