Russo Brothers Don't Expect Movie Theaters To Return "in The Foreseeable Future"
Joe and Anthony Russo, the brothers responsible for directing Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and much of the NBC series Community are pessimistic about the return of movie theaters. Anthony says he doesn't see himself "getting into a theatre in the foreseeable future."
Tommaso Boddi / Getty Images“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,” Joe Russo told Kevin McCarthy in a recent interview. “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.”
Anthony, while excited for the return of theaters, echoed his brother's statements.
“At the end of the day, where are you gonna put the risk? I think there are more immediate places to put the risk in terms of human connection than a theater full of strangers, unfortunately,” Anthony Russo said. “It’s a very personal question, and it depends on people’s individual circumstances, but unfortunately, I don’t see myself getting into a theater in the foreseeable future.”