Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has come unstuck in time. The thriller, staring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson as agents of a mysterious organization that appears to be able to manipulate chronology, has been locked into its original July 17 release date throughout the coronavirus crisis, even as virtually all other Hollywood films abandoned the summer. But late Friday, on the very day movie theaters reopened in California, Warner Bros. confirmed the movie that was most expected to fill them has been delayed.
Tenet is now scheduled to debut two weeks later, on July 31, all around the world. It was followed by an array of other moves. Wonder Woman 1984 shifted back from its Aug. 14 release to Oct. 2, according to a tweet from star Gal Gadot. The monster mash-up Godzilla vs. Kong is moving from November to May 21, which was originally held by the fourth Matrix movie. That film, which halted in the midst of production, will fall back nearly a year to April 1, 2022. All of them are Warner Bros. titles.
In place of Tenet on July 17, Warner Bros. will re-release Nolan’s 2010 film Inception, hoping to prime moviegoers for a return later in the month for the new one. “It’s been longer than any of us could’ve imagined since we’ve seen a movie on the big screen,” Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement.