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Dammit! Warners has delayed Tenet indefinitely UPDATED

July 20th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Ouch, s@#t!

We knew in out hearts it was coming, but we prayed it wouldn’t have to, but here we are.

Warner Brothers have removed Tenet from its calendar and this is really bad news for any hope of movies coming back for the rest of the year due to that damned virus.

The movie was originally set to open in July but was then pushed back twice with August 12th set as the latest release date. All eyes were looking towards it to get the moviegoing audience back in screens, but now it seems that it’s just too risky given the current virus-laden landscape. Mad times, huh?

The studio has announced that the movie will release “imminently”.

With so many people still afraid – hey, we’re not judging, so don’t try to imply we are – to go to cinemas and with the revelation last week that the movie needs to make $800m just to break even, it seems that director Christopher Nolan wanting it released isn’t enough to make it happen.

Warner Brothers chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement: “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.”

Warners also pushed back the latest chapter in The Conjuring series, The Conjuring 3, back to June 4th, 2021 from its September 11th release date.

Everyone is now looking at Dune (December 18th) and Wonder Woman (October 2nd) to see if they keep their release dates in place.

Tenet stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson. Nolan, whose credits also include “The Dark Knight” trilogy and “Interstellar,” wrote and directed the film, about a secret agent tasked with preventing another world war. The cast includes Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Kenneth Branagh.


Tenet will open in over 70 countries globally starting August 26. Territories will include: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain & the UK. The film will open in the US over Labor Day weekend in select cities

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….