“Tenet” release put on hold indefinitely after two date changes

With theaters around the world still closed due to COVID-19, Christopher Nolan’s latest film “Tenet” has been pushed indefinitely to ensure a big release whenever theaters open.

Originally slated for a release of July 17, “Tenet” would receive a date change after the announcement of theaters closing because of COVID-19. The release would then be scheduled for later in the month on July 31. However, the film’s release would change once again with a 10 year anniversary screening of Christopher Nolan’s other film “Inception.” The final release date provided was August 12, which would be placed on hold indefinitely on July 20. Each postponement was reported to have cost Warner Bros. Pictures between $200,000 and $400,000 in marketing fees, according to Variety.

Despite having been very close to release, very little is actually known about the plot of “Tenet.” From the trailer, it is known that an operative, played by John David Washington, is working to stop World War III from happening. Along with this, time plays an important part in the story with it being shown that things can happen out of order.

“Tenet” joins the rising list of films that are being pushed back to a later date to be able to release in theaters and receive the regular box office results. Other films include blockbusters such as “Black Widow,” “F9,” “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and “No Time to Die.”

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