Hollywood star Ben Affleck has suggested that he is unlikely to focus on major blockbusters as streaming services become increasingly important in the film industry.
Affleck told The Playlist: “It’s funny because I was just talking to Paul the other day, Paul Thomas Anderson – I saw ‘Licorice Pizza’ and it’s amazing – And we were watching a movie. And then it was like I heard this whole other wave.”
Ben Affleck continued, “So, I feel like there is a rebirth to it, and I think that’s due to the streaming thing. You may have to adapt to the changing times. I mean, this business has changed, right? You had vaudeville, silent movies, talkies, colour. Then there was television. It’s continued to evolve and change.”
Ben Affleck also shared that his own movie, ‘The Way Back,’ proved to him how the coronavirus pandemic has shifted how people watch films, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He said, “I had this with ‘The Way Back’. No one was going to go see that movie in the theatre. I could just feel it. I love the movie. It’s a good drama.
“The audience was like, ‘We want to stream it. We’re not going to rush out and see it’. There is a big and growing audience for these interesting adult dramas.” He continued, “But that audience now has been acculturated, especially with Covid and with the streamers and the quality and they want to watch it at home. They don’t care.”