Christopher Nolan's new film Tenet was supposed to be the big film that would welcome moviegoers back to theaters on its original release date of July 15th. Then, it was still in July, but moved back to July 31st. Now, word has come from Warner Bros. that it will open on August 12th. That is the date Wonder Woman 1984 abandoned for October earlier in the spring. Nolan has been adamant that his film needs to be in theaters, but Warner Bros. keep moving Tenet to accommodate theaters as they slowly reopen across the country. It has been theorized that to turn make good money on Tenet, at least 90% of theaters need to be open in the country, including the theaters on the coasts and Chicago. As Coronavirus cases soar again, that looks less likely to happen. Variety had the news.
Will Tenet Continue To Slide?
Of all the films that have been delayed right now, this is the one that bums me out the most. Anytime Nolan releases a new film it is an event and even better if it is an original concept, Inception-style. Tenet looks like it should be seen on the biggest screen possible. Washington is one of my favorite young actors as well, especially after BlacKKKlansman, and when he was cast in this film it instantly became my most anticipated film of the year. That we have to keep waiting sucks. At this point, who knows what happens. We are going to start running out of viable dates to open a film of this size soon, so something has got to give here.
Tenet, directed by Christopher Nolan, stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. It will be released on August 12th, 2020. For now at least.