Will Tenet's Latest New Release Date Stick?

Christopher Nolan's upcoming film has an international release date and now a rolling date for American cities.


Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been rough on the movie theater industry, with movies being pushed back time and time again or being delayed indefinitely. This is the case for Christopher Nolan's Tenet, which was originally arrive on July 17 before numerous push backs and followed by an indefinite delay.

However, the movie has yet another release date, according to Variety. Tenet will begin rolling out in international markets on August 26 and in China on September 4. For American audiences, it's going to be a bit different.

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The current plan for Tenet in America is to debut the film on Labor Day weekend, on September 3. However, this all depends on reopening plans for specific cities and states, as Los Angeles and New York--among other major markets--don't currently have a set reopening plan.

The plan for Tenet in the United States feels tentative, as the pandemic in the country is an ongoing battle as many states are dealing with mass-infections. The chances of the September 3 release date doesn't seem exceptionally hopeful.

Nolan's latest movie stars Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Martin Donovan, Kenneth Branagh, and Elizabeth Debicki, and Michael Caine. Tenet is an espionage film, in which time travel may or may not be involved. Details around the plot of the film have been scarce at best.

Discussing the future plans for Tenet on July 23, Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich said, "We are not treating Tenet like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that… We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for Tenet, Christopher Nolan's wholly original and mind-blowing feature. Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to proliferate, causing us to re-evaluate our release dates."

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