Ben Affleck Says His 2012 Dramatic Thriller Argo “Won’t Be In Theaters Now”

Ben Affleck has said he doesn’t believe his 2012 dramatic thriller Argo will hit theaters today as the pandemic has changed the appetites of moviegoers.

During the session with Weekly entertainment, which was run by actor’s longtime friend Matt Damon, the 49-year-old filmmaker pointed out that all of the most recent box office hits have been blockbuster entries into major franchises.

The Gone Girl star has also said he plans to use the limited series model as a method of dramatic storytelling in the future.

Sharing his point of view: Ben Affleck said his 2012 dramatic thriller Argo would likely not see a theatrical release in modern times during an interview with Entertainment Weekly

Affleck began the conversation by noting that the thriller, which also starred John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston, would not do well in modern theaters.

“If I had to bet, a drama like Argo wouldn’t be hitting theaters now. It wasn’t that long ago. It would be a limited series, ”he said.

He then made a prediction on the state of blockbuster movies in the near future.

The actor said, “I think movies in theaters are going to get more expensive, more event-driven. They’ll be mostly aimed at younger people, and mostly about ‘Hey, I’m so in the Marvel Universe, I’m in the Marvel Universe. can’t wait to see what happens next. “

Straight to the point: during the shoot, the actor said that

Straight to the point: During the shoot, the actor said that “a drama like Argo wouldn’t be hitting theaters now … it would be a limited series”; he is seen in 2021

Affleck went on to predict that “there will probably be 40 movies a year in theaters, probably – all IP, sequels, animated.”

The Mallrats actor went on to explain that he understood that one of his more recent dramatic efforts was probably not going to perform well at the box office.

‘When The Way Back came out it came out the week they closed the theaters [for the pandemic]. But even before that, I knew this movie about heartbreak and the death of a child, alcoholism and recovery just wasn’t going to get adults to sit up, ” he said.

Affleck also discussed how the emergence of long series is quickly becoming one of the most successful avenues for dramatic expression.

Puzzling achievement: The Mallrats actor went on to explain that he understood that one of his more recent dramatic efforts was probably not going to perform well at the box office

Puzzling achievement: The Mallrats actor went on to explain that he understood that one of his more recent dramatic efforts was probably not going to perform well at the box office

New Direction: Affleck also spoke about how the emergence of long series is quickly becoming one of the most successful avenues for dramatic expression

New Direction: Affleck also spoke about how the emergence of long series is quickly becoming one of the most successful avenues for dramatic expression

He said, “We were just talking about Narcos: Mexico, Succession, Mare of Easttown. There are these amazing things that are done on the streamers.

The actor added that the new shows were “not just a stereotypical TV procedure, like when we were kids.” And you could only watch it like my dad, on an 11 inch black and white TV.

Affleck went on to note that the commercial failure of one of his more recent dramatic efforts had greatly surprised him.

“The Last Duel really convinced me. I’ve had bad movies that didn’t work and I didn’t blink. I know why people didn’t go, because they weren’t good, ”he said.

Taken aback: Affleck then realizes that the commercial failure of one of his most recent dramatic efforts surprised him greatly;  he is seen in 2021

Taken aback: Affleck then realizes that the commercial failure of one of his most recent dramatic efforts surprised him greatly; he is seen in 2021

The artist expressed that he was proud of the work he and his collaborators, including Damon, had done with the project.

“I liked what we did. I like what we had to say. I am really proud of it. So I was really confused, ”he said.

Affleck concluded by noting that seeing the home audience for the feature cemented his take on the matter.

“And then to see that it was working fine in streaming, I was like, ‘Well, there you go. That’s where the audience is, ”he said.

In the comfort of his own home: Affleck concluded by noting that seeing the home hearing for the feature cemented his take on the matter;  he is seen in 2021

In the comfort of his own home: Affleck concluded by noting that seeing the home hearing for the feature cemented his take on the matter; he is seen in 2021