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Comic Con at Home Final Thoughts | Floating Cinema | 2020 Emmy Nominations Mainframe Comic Con: https://www.mainframecomiccon.com/ Robert Wuhl Meet & Greet: https://www.tixr.com/groups/mainframecomiccon/events/mainframe-comic-con-19019
Movie Theaters May Stay Closed Until Mid-2021
The outlook for domestic movie theaters isn’t particularly hopeful, according to at least one media analyst. In a Thursday report, Cowen analyst Doug Creutz said it’s unlikely there will be any film releases in the 2020 fiscal year, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Furthermore, theaters will likely keep their doors closed until mid-2021 due to studios holding on to their biggest films until the ongoing pandemic truly subsides. “We now expect domestic theaters to be largely closed until mid-2021, in part because we don’t think studios will be interested in releasing their largest movies into a capacity-constrained footprint,” he wrote, per THR. It’s a gloomy but not entirely surprising prediction, considering how coronavirus cases have continued to rise nationwide. It’s also clear that studios would rather hold on to their big-budget projects than make them available on VOD formats. In the last few weeks, major studios have continued to push back the opening dates of tentpole movies that had already seen their dates shifted due to the pandemic: Disney, for example, has repeatedly delayed Mulan, originally planned for release in March, while Warner Bros. has continually shifted the planned July date of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, to the point where the film’s delay has become a meme unto itself; it is currently, ambitiously, set to hit theaters on August 12. Hitting that date, of course, also depends upon whether enough theaters across the country are actually open by then. AMC, the country’s biggest chain, has delayed plans to reopen its doors to the public, most recently announcing it would aim to open nearly 600 locations across the U.S. by early August. In the meantime, drive-ins have filled the theatergoing void to some extent—but there aren’t enough open-air theaters across the country to carry the expectations of a traditional box office weekend. Theater owners across the world are also dealing with when and how to safely reopen their doors. China, which previously reopened and promptly closed theaters in March, will reportedly reopen theaters in low-risk areas beginning July 20, taking cautious baby steps toward the future. It remains unclear when the U.S. will follow suit.
Alden Ehrenreich Would Return As Han Solo In A Solo Spin-Off
Solo: A Star Wars Story star Alden Ehrenreich has revealed the circumstances under which he would agree to star in a sequel. However, the actor, who played the role of Han Solo in the middlingly received 2018 action-adventure, noted that he “didn’t know anything” about Disney’s Star Wars plans. The ending of Solo seemed to set up another outing for Ehrenreich’s Solo – a younger version of the beloved maverick played by Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars – with the unveiling of Darth Maul as a villain, and Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) ascending to a leadership position in his criminal syndicate. It has been suggested that the lack of critical praise, as well as the unconventional summer release date – just half a year after the release of Episode VIII – The Last Jedi – were to blame for an underwhelming box office performance. Speaking to Esquire, Ehrenreich said: “I think our movie was kind of the last of the conventional-era Star Wars movie release time.” Asked whether he would return to the role, Ehrenreich insisted that “it depends on what it is”.“It depends on how it’s done,” he said. “It depends if it feels innate to the story.” Describing his time during the film’s production, the Hail, Ceasar star said: “It was basically a three-year experience from pre-production to the release of the movie, and I just wanted to be a person, connect with people in my life, spend time and develop as a person outside of those worlds. And then you never know.” While another Solo movie is still unconfirmed, Disney have already greenlit a host of other Star Wars projects. The second season of the bounty hunter thriller The Mandalorian is set to arrive on Disney+ later this year. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has been hired to co-write and direct a new film set in the Star Wars universe. An Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries is also in the works, along with another series from Russian Doll‘s Leslye Headland.
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