Maybe, a delay is coming for Tenet. Or so rumors are suggesting…

It’s the first big budget ($200 million) major movie release scheduled optimistically in July for theaters to be reopened, only now according to a writer at Collider, he’s heard rumors (somebody queue the Fleetwood Mac cover) that WB is planning on delaying that date further.

For what it’s worth, I’ve heard Tenet will, in fact, be delayed, and that Warner Bros. is just trying to find a new date, which is hard since the calendar is jam-packed with big movies. That’s why there was no date on the most recent trailer. But how many films could possibly be bigger than a new Nolan movie? Tenet could always swap places with WW84, or possibly Dune, which is slated to open in December — just three days before Tom Cruise‘s Top Gun sequel.

Can Tenet’s Release Date Hold? 90% of Theaters Expected to Open by July | Collider

Important to restate this is just a rumor at this point.

Could one movie delay — after so many (see: Those Polled Say Temp Taken and More Hand Sanitizer Make Them More Likely To Revisit Movie Theater) — be this big a deal? Possibly, considering it’s a movie that is being at least semi-propped up as a return to movie theater motivation for moviegoers. Honestly, I’m looking much more forward to Wonder Woman 1984 (FIRST LOOK). That is scheduled about two months from this post.


Directed, written and produced by Christopher Nolan, so we should have some idea what kind of film to expect (action, entertainment, excitement). Dig the playful title which is the the word “ten” forward and reverse.

Are you looking forward to watching Tenet? Or is there another movie coming out later this year (hopefully not delayed) that you’re looking forward to seeing in the theater? Let us know in the comments.

Tenet is scheduled to open — if there is no announced delay — wide in theaters — if theaters are reopened on July 17, 2020.

12 thoughts on “FIRST LOOK: Tenet

    1. AppleTV+ will be where GREYHOUND is premiering, bypassing theaters. The announced date is only “TBA 2020” but I’ve seen at least one source mentioning “likely” in the summer. Nothing official announced yet. The Deadline article for Greyhound on May 19 said Apple would release it “soon.”

      Am definitely interested in Greyhound and, frankly, anything Tom Hanks is in.

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  1. The easiest thing too for them to do would be push Wonder Woman 1984 for Tenet which would suck at least there’s still some breathing room on the openings in the summer months. Fall and winter is packed.

    It will be interesting to watch the numbers. Nolan’s movies always strike me as his core fans and movie buffs but then benefit big off word of mouth anyway so what kind of opening weekend they really expect is a question mark. Mulan to me is even more interesting because it comes down to will families go back/will people take the kids?

    Oh well it’s fun to speculate but someone’s got to go first. Cause if they blink on Tenet I’d bet Disney pushes Mulan! And then we’re looking at August 😦

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    1. It’s especially interesting that Regal hasn’t said anything yet. Seems like they might be watching what AMC does and both are watching the studios. It’s going to take the studio to stay committed to it, AMC to reopen and then Regal to jump in and say, we can’t let AMC get all the box on that but to your point, if somebody blinks it could be a domino effect and maybe not even August is safe, thus making Summer 2020 at the box office a complete bust.


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