Release Date for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Is Now Delayed Indefinitely

Christopher Nolan's Tenet will unfortunately see more delays than ever before as movie theaters remain closed due to COVID-19.
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Christopher Nolan’s Tenet will unfortunately see more delays than ever before.

Movie theaters and the entertainment industry are still going through as rough of a time as anybody during this global pandemic. Major tentpole films from every major studio on the planet have faced delays to both completion of filming and global release in theaters, even from the biggest studios out there.


Films like those from Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 and the upcoming new slate from the DCEU are already delayed until October and November at the very earliest, and the entire summer movie slate has been removed until things are safer. This also includes one of the most anticipated films of summer 2020 from one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed directors.

Tenet: An Epic Worth Waiting For

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Reports from all over the news stream, including Variety, have confirmed that Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller Tenet has now been delayed indefinitely in the United States after already facing multiple other pushbacks. However, the film will still make its debut in other countries across the world with Warner Bros. coming up with a plan to distribute and market the movie in other areas.

Tenet was originally set to release on July 17th before a number of new delays which kept pushing the timeframe further out, with the most recent date landing on August 12. After the official statement released confirming the delay, Warner Bros chariman Toby Emmerich shared this in his own words:

We will share a new 2020 release date imminently for Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s wholly original and mind-blowing feature. We are not treating Tenet like a traditional global day-and-date release, and our upcoming marketing and distribution plans will reflect that.

Already with Warner Bros. alone, major blockbuster films like Wonder Woman 1984 and Dune have been pushed back to the late fall or winter of this year. Other films like The Batman have been pushed out even further until 2021.

Chatter on the excitement for the release of Tenet has been flooding the fandoms of mainstream pop-culture all year, and all fans are hoping for is this film helping to bring the movie-going experience back to where it was before worldwide lockdowns and quarantines. With an all-star cast and a beloved director, this is a film that feels like it will not lose any fans no matter when it comes to the big screens.

Tenet‘s release is now up in the air with an indefinite delay. Are you still excited for the film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


Richard Nebens

Richard Nebens

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