The most highly anticipated movie of the summer is delayed again! Tenet was originally set to premiere on July 17, but it was pushed back two weeks ago to July 31 by Warner Bros. Last night, the studio pushed back the film’s release by another two weeks, with a new premiere date of August 12.
Christopher Nolan prefers to release his films on the third weekend in Jul—-typically the prime spot for summer blockbusters. However, these are not typical times. Despite Nolan’s best efforts to keep the original release date, Warner Bros made this statement:
"Warner Bros. is committed to bringing Tenet to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it’s time… In this moment what we need to be is flexible, and we are not treating this as a traditional movie release. We are choosing to open the movie mid-week to allow audiences to discover the film in their own time, and we plan to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the norm, to develop a very different yet successful release strategy."
Movie fans were looking forward to Tenet’s original release date with a glimmer of hope. It was one of the few movies that had not been pushed back, unlike Mulan, Wonder Woman, Black Widow, No Time to Die, and others. With COVID-19 cases on the rise in multiple states, it unfortunately does not look like things will get back to normal soon.
Do you think the date will be pushed back again? Can we really rely on these new release dates when they keep getting moved? Let us know in the comments!