Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” now without a start date: What does that mean for cinema fans?
“Tenet” has been postponed again – and this time for an indefinite period. This means that no new start date has been set for Christopher Nolan’s thriller. We explain how it could go on now.
“Tenet” has already been postponed several times, each time a new theatrical release date was announced. This is not the case with the latest postponement, the film is currently there without a start date. But we can reassure you: “Tenet” should definitely come to the cinema. The only question is when.
The film is currently available without a start date. But we can reassure you: “Tenet” should definitely come to the cinema.
Warner Bros. plans to announce a new start date for 2020 shortly – but it will probably not stay with ONE date. Because as Deadline reports, they are now preparing an “unconventional theatrical release” of Christopher Nolan’s new film. But what does that mean?
an “unconventional cinema release”
Europe and Asia before the USA?
So far, Warner Bros. has always been looking for a new date on which the film could be launched internationally on the same day. For films of this size, a simultaneous worldwide release is common, especially if it is a film with mysterious content and thus the possibility of spoiler – which is the case with “Tenet”, about whose exact plot is still not much known is.
But the corona pandemic is raging so unpredictably and unevenly through the world that it now seems almost impossible to catch a time when the cinemas of all major markets are open. The USA in particular has been an LOSMOVIES corona focal point for weeks, the movie theaters in the cinema capitals Los Angeles and New York will probably remain closed for a while.
So it is very possible that “Tenet” will start outside the USA for the time being, for example in China, Japan and Europe, where many cinemas have reopened. In the USA, the film would not be shown nationwide, but only in places where it is safe to go to the cinema – for example in drive-in theaters. The film would then be shown later in New York and Los Angeles than in less affected parts of the country.
So it is very possible that “Tenet” will start outside the USA for the time being, for example in China, Japan and Europe, where many cinemas have reopened.
German theatrical release: Probably not August 12th
Allegedly, Warner and especially Christopher Nolan are said to have initially rejected the option of a delayed theatrical release. But now that the talk is of the “unconventional release”, it can be assumed that this step will be taken after all – because no one can foresee how long one would have to wait until the cinemas worldwide are open at the same time. Even if the US cinemas open again at some point, the corona virus could rage more strongly in another country and force cinemas to close.
This is good news for German cinema fans: “Tenet” could soon be released in Europe, even if the Americans then have to wait longer for the film.
So that’s good news for German cinema fans:
So far, only the US launch date has been officially canceled, but we assume that the launches in the other countries will also be canceled and a completely new schedule will be worked out. Officially, the German “Tenet” start date for August 12, 2020 is still set, but we don’t believe that it will stay that way.
Officially, the German “Tenet” start date for August 12, 2020 is still set, but we don’t believe that it will stay that way.
Now it’s the turn of the other studios again: What is Disney doing with its “Mulan” on August 20, 2020, for example, if Warner doesn’t dare to try “Tenet”? We will keep you up to date.