After Black Panther, Wonder Woman success, more diverse films should be made: Head of National Association of Theatre Owners

After Black Panther and Wonder Woman's success, head of the National Association of Theatre Owners John Fithian has appealed to studios to make more diverse and inclusive films

FP Staff February 27, 2018 12:53:12 IST
After Black Panther, Wonder Woman success, more diverse films should be made: Head of National Association of Theatre Owners

After the massive success of Ryan Coogler's Black Panther and Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, head of the National Association of Theatre Owners John Fithian has appealed to studios to make more diverse and inclusive films in the future.

After Black Panther Wonder Woman success more diverse films should be made Head of National Association of Theatre Owners

Black Panther-Wonder Woman. Images from Twitter.

“We want these movies to set a precedent and not be one-offs that people forget about. We’d like to see this more and more and more. There should be a Latino superhero movie or an Asian superhero movie. The more you have different types of people in these movies, the more you appeal to different types of audiences. The Disney-Fox acquisition certainly raises the question of product supply, because Disney has a model of making huge global blockbusters only, and Fox has a more diverse model of making global blockbusters, mid-budget movies, and smaller Fox Searchlight titles that do well and get awards. Exhibitors need all of those types of movies," said Fithian, according to a Variety report.

Fithian said that Hollywood is used to big summer and winter holiday releases, however Black Panther (which debuted in February) proved that as long as a movie is good, it will attract crowds to the cinema. Fithian also said that he would like to see more mid-budget movies being made, according to the same Variety report.

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