Tom Hanks has no doubt that movie theaters will survive the COVID-19 epidemic.
During an interview with Collider for his new film, News of the World, Hanks spoke about the impact the movie had on the theater business and the subsequent release of many movie streaming services.
“Either way, the sea changed, change was coming,” Hanks said, adding that the advent of streaming services has allowed viewers to watch movies from the comfort of their own homes for a while.
“Will movie theaters still exist? Of course, they will. In some ways, I think viewers – once they get up – can have the freedom to choose which movies they want to play, “Hanks said.
Hanks further elaborated that he believes that theaters like Marvel Universe still have to go for big budget franchises.
“Motion pictures of big events are going to rule the day if they are movies,” Hanks said. “‘News of the World’ could be the latest adult movie about people telling interesting things that is going to play somewhere on the big screen, because after that, people will show up again to guarantee, we’ll be surprised Universe and all sorts of franchises.”
Hanks suggested that franchise films are usually made with the big screen in mind, where many small films are learning to adapt to production for streaming platforms.
“You want to see them [franchise films] Rit is big, because watching them at home on your couch at home can reduce their visual acuity a bit, “Hanks said.” But the sea change brought by Cowvid-19 was a slow train. Either way it would be nice to see them that way because they are actually designed and built for a good wide screen TV in their home. “
Warner Bros. has recently been in the film industry with the decision to release its entire 2021 slate, including “Moon” and “The Matrix 4” in theaters of the film, along with HBO Max. Many directors and theater owners have criticized the move, writes “Dune” director Denis Villeneuve in an article. Different: “Big screen cinema is more than a business, it’s an art form that brings people together, celebrates humanity, increases our empathy for each other – it’s one of the last artistic, personal experiences we share as human beings.
See Hanks’ full interview with Collider below.