Ben Affleck convinced of Marvel Takeover, only “40 movies a year” in theaters

Ben Affleck has had a long Hollywood career starring in movies like Good Will Hunting (1997), Gigli (2003), Jersey girl (2004), Away girl (2014), and – as the iconic DC Comics superhero Batman / Bruce Wayne – in Zack Snyders Justice League (2021).

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The actor was recently reunited with Good Will Hunting costs Matt Damon (The talented Mr. Ripley, The Martian, The Departed) for the movie 20th Century Studios The last duel (2021). The historical film also starred Star wars sequel trilogy alumni Adam Driver, who famously played Kylo Ren / Ben Solo, son of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia Organa Solo (Carrie Fisher).

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Now Affleck has shared his thoughts on the pandemic film industry as a whole, and he sees big changes in the future. That Dumbfounded and confused alum told Weekly entertainment:

“If I were to bet, a drama like Argo would not be made in a theatrical way now. It was not so long ago. It would be a limited series. I think movies in cinemas will be more expensive, event-oriented. They will come mostly to be for younger people, and most about ‘Hey, I’m so inside the Marvel universe, I can not wait to see what happens next.’ And there will be 40 movies a year in the cinema, probably all IP, sequel, animated. “

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Affleck’s assumption may not be far off, with films like Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), which proves that audiences are desperate for more “big event” content like what the MCU has to offer. The film – starring Tom Holland (Peter Parker / Spider-Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Zendaya (MJ) – was a true blockbuster that even gave Cinemark Theaters its “best opening night” in history.

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In addition, movies like Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019) – the second most lucrative film ever alongside James Camerons Avatar (2009) – also serves as proof that fans of specific franchises, such as Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, are willing to step up to major cinema events.

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Disney has already moved in the direction of streaming and even announced that Pixar Animation Studios’ next move, Turns red, goes straight to Disney + instead of going to the cinemas.

A-Lister went on to share that streaming success The last duel, who blew his theatrical run out of the water, “clinked” his feelings about the matter:

“The last duel really made me play. I’ve had bad movies that did not work and I did not blink. I know why people did not go – because they were not good. But I liked what we did. I like what we had to say. I’m really proud of it. So I was really confused. And then to see that it did well on streaming, I thought, ‘Well, then you have to. It’s there , the audience is. ‘”

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Affleck – who recently received backlash for comments about how his battle with alcoholism stemmed from his relationship with ex-wife Jennifer Garner – has revived his relationship with the old flame Jennifer Lopez – whom he first met over 20 years ago in 2001 and became engaged to at. and point.

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Over the summer, the duo even spent time with their kids – they have five between them – at Universal Studios Hollywood [above].

Affleck currently has five projects he produces, including Apostle Paul, witness for the prosecution, and The guardian of the lost cities. He will also appear in six upcoming films, in particular Deep water (2022) and Lightning (2022).

More about The last duel

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Rotten Tomatoes offers the following synopsis of The last duel:

The Last Duel is a cinematic and thought-provoking drama set in the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, exploring men’s ubiquitous power, the fragility of justice, and the strength and courage of one woman willing to stand alone in the service of truth. Based on actual events, the film unravels long-standing assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges [Matt Damon] and Jacques Le Gris, two friends became bitter rivals. Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris is a Norman landowner whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles of the court. Da Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite [Jodie Comer], is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, an accusation he denies, she refuses to be silent, steps forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in danger. The ensuing trial in battle, a grueling duel against death, puts the fate of all sixty in the hands of God.

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