Movie theaters will be opening again this coming July and everyone has mixed views on the move. While we don’t want movie theaters to be extinct, no one wants the Coronavirus to end up spreading to a lot of people. Granted, companies like AMC are ensuring everyone that they will be taking extreme measures to make sure no one gets sick but it’s still a risk and you can’t blame people for being skeptical.
Unsurprisingly, Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, aka The Russo Bros, have mixed thoughts about the move.
"Unfortunately, I don't see myself getting into a theatre in the foreseeable feature." -Anthony Russo— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) June 26, 2020
Earlier this afternoon, I spoke with the @Russo_Brothers for #RussoBrosPizzaFilmSchool.
Asked their thoughts on theatres reopening & TENET's 7/31 release. Now opening 8/12. pic.twitter.com/aLpIem1f4y
During an interview with Kevin McCarthy, the directing duo are quick to point out that they do wish movie theaters were open again and that everything is hunky-dory but that just isn’t the case right now. Both of them point out how close spaces are one of the many ways to get COVID-19 from other people and you never know who is going to get it. Like everyone else, they want things to be normal again but do not want to risk anyone getting sick.
"I think everyone has a different threshold for risk, it seems, in the country right now. I think that really depends what your threshold for risk is, but certainly being in an enclosed space is a high-risk situation. So there's the question of whether we want that to happen, which we do, but whether that's practical and safe and whether we can recommend it, which I don't think we could. Just from the way that I'm approaching the pandemic with my family is we're very conservative about it."
You can’t blame Joe and Anthony for feeling this way because a lot of people are worried. We really do hope that nothing bad happens when movie theaters start opening again; trust us, there is nothing we would want more than to have things be normal again. Until that happens, we should just be patient.
Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are now available on Disney+ and other digital services.