All eyes are on Tenet as Warner Bros. pushes back the release date once more. This is the second delay for the Christopher Nolan film. The film’s initial release date was July 17th. The first delay put the film release on July 31. And now it is scheduled for August.
The studio released the following statement about the delay. “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.”
According to Variety, Warner Bros. is also rescheduling the re-release of Nolan’s Inception to July 31, in honor of the film’s tenth anniversary. If Tenet is anything like Inception, moviegoers will definitely want to see the film in theaters.
For now it appears Disney’s Mulan will be the first blockbuster to be released this summer. Mulan is set to debut on July 24, but it won’t be the first new movie release. Russell Crowe’s thriller Unhinged premieres on July 10. And Sony’s rom-com The Broken Hearts Gallery premieres July 17.
Tenet will now premiere on August 12.