Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has been a beacon for many a film fan’s anticipation since well before it even let us in on its title. At present, we don’t even really know much of what the movie is about. Is it a time-travel story? Or one long cinematic palindrome? Is it found footage of Robert Pattinson’s experiences in isolation? Your guess is as good as ours. And now, a new trailer is here to answer some of our questions… or, you know, just supplement them with further, even more confounding questions.
As expected, Nolan’s latest project remains ever inscrutable. The trailer does show us peeks at John David Washington. He’s jumping up buildings, catching bullets into his gun, dining with Michael Caine, and, in some roundabout fashion, preventing World War III… And something “worse” than Armageddon.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the resultant shutdown of businesses and institutions across the world, Tenet has taken on something of a new significance. As of this writing, Tenet distinguishes itself among the many forthcoming blockbusters that have pushed back release to or beyond the end of 2020. Wonder Woman 1984 has been pushed to August, the James Bond flick No Time to Die has shifted to November, and Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man movie has rescheduled for 2021.
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Uniquely, Nolan’s picture maintains its planned release date of July 17, 2020, despite the apprehension that public moviegoing so soon in the future could be incredibly dangerous given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As excited as we may be for the movie, we can’t help but hope it delays release in the name of safety.
No matter how much time we have before the release of Tenet, we can bet that we won’t come close to guessing what its “time-inversion” plot has in store. Things look pretty trippy in this trailer, and we’re stoked to see exactly how they come together… or don’t.
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