Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks believes cinemas will “absolutely” sail through the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with Collider, Hanks discussed the impact of COVID-19 on movie theaters, which led to the release of many anticipated titles on various streaming platforms.
Hanks calls the switch to digital media a “due” change.
“In any case, a fundamental change was due. It came … Will there still be cinemas? They become absolute. In a way, once the exhibitors are open and frank, they will be free to choose which films to play, ”said the actor.
Hanks, whose latest theatrical release is News of the World, believes theaters will always be the first choice for big budget franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
“Big event movies will rule the day in theaters,” said Hanks, adding that his Paul Greengrass-directed drama “could be the last adult film about people saying interesting things played on the big screen.”
“After that, we’ll have the Marvel Universe and all sorts of franchises to make sure people show up.”
The 64-year-old actor said storytellers are now learning to produce content for digital space.
“The sea change brought in by COVID-19 was a slow move. I think there will be a lot of movies that are just streamed and I think it will be fine to watch them that way because they are actually built and made and built for someone’s pretty good widescreen TV in their house, “said he said.