There has been considerable talk about the future of the movie industry since film production resumed this fall. Due to the closure of many theaters across the nation, the fate of Tinsel Town seemed to be unsure.
In a recent chat with Collider, Hanks said he thinks the theater industry is far from dead, mostly due to the guaranteed existence of blockbuster films from Marvel Studios and other similar outfits.
“A sea change was due, anyway… It was coming. Will movie theaters still exist? Absolutely, they will,” the voice of Woody(Toy Story) told the publication. “In some ways, I think the exhibitors — once they’re up and open — are going to have the freedom of choice of what movies they’re going to play… Big event motion pictures are going to rule the day at the cinemas.”
He added, “News of the World might be the last adult movie about people saying interesting things that are going to play on a big screen somewhere, because after this, to guarantee that people show up again, we’re going to have the Marvel Universe and all sorts of franchises.”