It is no secret that the pandemic has shaken different industries in the world. One of those that has suffered the most from the confinement has been the cinematographic one, which was severely hit due to the massive closure of the projection rooms. However, in recent months, the situation has taken shape towards a gradual restoration, although with a very marked restriction.
In that sense, we have had great premieres in different parts of the world, such as El conjuro 3 and Cruella, which -in addition- have seen a great opportunity on streaming platforms. In fact, the use of these services is a strategy that many filmmakers have seen as an escape door to the bad streak experienced in the cinema.
However, such a panorama would not hold for long. This is how he has let it glimpse Patty jenkins, a director recognized for her work on both installments of Wonder Woman. According to what the filmmaker expressed to The Hollywood Reporter, we would be close to stopping seeing streamers as the only way for the arrival of new productions originally intended for the big screen.
“Streaming is great, but everyone is chasing it for financial reasons, and I don’t think the financial support is there to sustain the industry the way it is doing. It’s one thing for me to just be Netflix, but now all companies have streaming. People are not going to subscribe to that many, ”he declared.
He also affirmed that this would not be as sustainable as many believe and that, eventually, the cinema would regain the prominence it lost as a result of the pandemic. Are studios really going to give up multi-billion dollar movies just to support their streaming service? Financially, I don’t think it makes sense. “
“I see that movie theaters will return, and both must and will exist. People like to go to the movies. It’s not because they can’t watch movies at home. We have always been able to watch movies at home. It is nothing new. I think he will totally return ”, he added.
These statements resonate in a special way, especially in a context where the market dominated by Netflix has been endowed with interesting offers, such as the recently launched HBO Max platform in Latin America, Disney Plus, Paramount +, among others. Likewise, it is known that WarnerMedia is planning to launch its own service, while Televisa and Univisión are also looking to break through this fierce competition.
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