Connect with us


Tenet: When Nolan’s Movie Could Actually Release In Theaters

Tenet’s latest trailer made no mention of the film’s scheduled July release date, so we look to predict when the movie will hit theaters.

The new Tenet trailer made no mention of a release date, so when can viewers expect to see it in theaters? In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, just about every movie that was supposed to come out between mid-March and July was either delayed to a later window or went straight to on-demand/streaming. One of the most notable outliers through all of this has been Christopher Nolan's Tenet, which has remained slated in its original July 17 release date. The hope is Tenet can be the first big movie to welcome audiences back to the theater once multiplexes reopen across the country and around the world.

That sentiment sounds nice on-paper, but in reality the situation is far more complex than that. There's still no guarantee it will be safe enough for Tenet to play in July. It's been said Warner Bros. needs 80% of the world's movie theaters open to justify releasing the $200 million tentpole, and it remains to be seen when that will happen. Despite all the uncertainty, WB unveiled a new Tenet trailer recently, revealing some plot details in the process. However, most noticed the end tag simply said "Coming to Theaters," omitting a set release date. So when will Tenet come out?

Related: Tenet Movie Trailer 2 Breakdown: 14 Plot Reveals & Hidden Details

It's worth mentioning that as of this writing, Tenet's official social media accounts display the July 17 release date in the header photo, giving the impression that's when it will debut. That said, it's telling the Tenet trailer opted to go in a different direction, and it served as a hint WB is at least considering moving it back. If they weren't, the trailer would have likely emphasized the July date in an effort to generate hype for a premiere that would take place in less than two month's time. Right now, it feels like Tenet will be delayed, which raises the question of when it would come out.

In the event Tenet is pushed back, it's expected to have a severe domino effect on the rest of the industry. One Hollywood insider believes if Tenet's delayed, "It's no movies until Christmas." WB does have Dune scheduled to come out this holiday season, so it's conceivable they could shift Tenet there instead. That would allow the studio to keep a huge, highly-anticipated movie in a lucrative December weekend. Tenet could take Wonder Woman 1984's August date or The Witches' October date, but December makes the most sense. For starters, there's lingering doubt Wonder Woman 1984 can make that August debut, and the holidays is a logical time for a movie of Tenet's scope. Hopefully by December, the health crisis is (somewhat) under control, and Tenet will be able to post solid numbers at the box office.

When the coronavirus outbreak took a turn for the worse in March, Tenet's July release seemed so far away, but (especially in movie terms) it's now right around the corner. And even as states begin to loosen restrictions and stay-home orders, a prevailing belief is that this is all happening prematurely - something Hollywood executives seem to agree with. Since safety is still a concern and there's stats indicating people won't be in a rush to go back to the movie theaters any time soon, many have felt Tenet's July date is simply too optimistic. With the new trailer, WB looks to be taking that position, and it wouldn't be surprising if a delay is announced in the near future. The studio's probably in the process of figuring that out and will make an announcement soon.

More: Tenet: Inversion & Reverse Time Travel Explained

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Movies1 month ago

The Little Mermaid is the Absolute Worst

In the wake of Frozen 2’s $1 billion haul, the debate rages on about who is the best Disney princess...

Movies2 months ago

The 30 Best Movie Trilogies of All Time

What makes a good trilogy? Well, for starters, you have to follow the same theme throughout the entire series —...

Pop Culture3 months ago

18 celebs that were on TV before becoming Movie Stars

Everyone knows that movie stars get more love than the actors on tv. Why is that? Perhaps there is truly...

Movies3 months ago

Best Female Leads in Horror Film History

From “Scream Queens” to “Final Girls” the female role has continued to evolve in the horror genre, no longer are...

Movies3 months ago

10 Overlooked Movies of the 2010s

The 2010s was a solid decade for cinema. Even with a rise of remakes, creators didn’t shy away from innovation....

TV3 months ago

10 Times Someone From Jackass Should’ve Died

As America entered the 21st Century, man reached an evolutionary peak once thought unattainable. With the invention of personal internet...

Movies3 months ago

Slow to Fast: All 9 Fast & Furious movies ranked from worst to best

Fast and furious. There are no two words that have meant so much in cinematic history. Love it, or hate...

Pop Culture3 months ago

10 Most Underrated Shows of the 2000’s

It’s a new decade in this 2020, which means we’ve said goodbye to so many shows, and we’re saying hello...

Movies3 months ago

20 Films That Will Have You Reaching For Tissues

Sincerely, how good does it feel after you weep uncontrollably? Is it wrong to find pleasure in undergoing melancholy from...

Movies3 months ago

10 worst movies with a Star-studded cast

Even the brightest stars cannot hope to lighten up the darkest nights. That goes to say that even if a...