Hollywood’s Life-or-Death Summer

When will moviegoing as we know it return? Everyone in Hollywood is trying to answer that question, but very few want to say what they think out loud—partly because nobody really knows, and making a mistake could have devastating consequences at a moment when the industry is already in free fall. Only a handful of films still remain on the calendar for the months ahead, and there’s growing uncertainty about whether they’ll stay there or abandon what is fast becoming The Summer That Never Was.