If people are supposed to be socially distancing in real life—emphasis on the “supposed to be” part, as I’ve observed little in the way of it on my occasional outings—then actors in movies have to be socially distant, too. That means actors can never get closer to each other than six feet. No kisses, no hugs, and for sure no sex scenes. What, you didn’t know that? That’s what this linked article claims. Ridiculous.
“…those big battle scenes will have to go as well, or be developed by computer programmers instead” says the linked article. This would seem a likely trend, if we were talking about something that was going to last for years. The most conservative estimations, however, say that we will have a vaccine in a couple of years, max. If it becomes a trend, it’ll be a mighty short-lived one. Also, most big battle scenes today are already rendered by CGI. Somebody go buy the author of that article a clue.
Another thing that might be a part of the short-term trend? The studios might hold off on big budget movies. Until such time as theaters can operate at full capacity around the world, it wouldn’t be cost-effective for studios to spend too much on movies. They wouldn’t make their money back. This isn’t necessarily such a bad thing, though. For one thing, the trend, as mentioned, should, God willing, be a brief one. And consider that the recent THE INVISIBLE MAN was a “low budget” movie. If they can make something that good, and that looks that good, on a “low” budget, we’re not going to be losing quality cinema.