Jared Leto Thinks Marvel Films Have Saved The Cinema

According to Jared Leto, Marvel Studios films and superhero Movies in general have literally saved cinema.
As we already know, the impact of the pandemic on the world of the silver screen has been devastating. It has significantly reduced the turnout and therefore most films released theatrically in this era failed to be defined as blockbusters. Needless to say, viewers started to favor high-budget productions on streaming platforms instead.

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However, thanks to the great appeal of superheroes on the big screen, Marvel Studios films have grossed significant figures, in some cases approaching pre-pandemic levels and helping to keep the circuits of cinemas alive.
During a recent interview with Variety, Jared Leto has admitted the great role of films like Spider-Man: No Way Home and Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings in bringing people closer to the big screen.
“If it wasn’t for Marvel films, I don’t even know if theaters would exist,” said the actor. “It doesn’t seem like there’s room for everyone, and that starts to become a little heartbreaking.”

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“I also have gratitude for these movies because they’re keeping cinema alive,” he added.
After his recent appearance in Ridley Scott's House of Gucci, we will soon see Leto again in Morbius, a new Sony Pictures film based on the homonymous Marvel character.
In this regard, the actor commented: "It’s a privilege to be part of a couple of movies in a row that are supporting cinema."

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Leto then shared a reflection on his childhood when he went to the cinema with his mother, stating such experiences helped make him a real cinephile. After graduating he also had the opportunity to work in a multiplex cinema, but was later fired for “selling dope out the back door.”
“I know how important that was for me as a kid… escaping to the movies. That cultural experience was quite informative and impactful,” he shared. “I saw movies in theaters that changed my life.”
Directed by Daniel Espinosa, Morbius will be the third film in Sony's newborn cinematic universe of Marvel characters, now officially known as Sony's Spider-Man Universe (SSU).
The film will hit theaters on April 1, 2022.
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