UPDATE: Tenet has moved AGAIN! Warner Bros. has reset the release date for August. Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the film will now be moved from July 31st to August 12th.
ORIGINAL: June 13th, 2020.
Warner Bros. has officially announced that Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film, Tenet, will be released on July 31st instead of its original July 17th release date. Alternatively, the studio will use the slot as the 10th anniversary re-release for Nolan’s critically acclaimed movie, Inception.
In addition to Tenet, the studio announced that Wonder Woman 1984 will now premiere on October 2nd, 2020. Wonder Woman 1984 was originally scheduled for release on June 5th. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was pushed to August 14th, 2020.
Wonder Woman 1984 director, Patty Jenkins, said of the latest release date push:
“Wish we were sharing our film yesterday but there are more important things going on in our world we’d rather you focus on for now. Thank you to our fans for being so great, by our sides. Can’t WAIT for you to see it! Sending love and healing to the world. See you October 2nd!!”
The National Association of Theater Owners had assured major distributors that most theaters would reopen in time specifically for the release of Tenet. However, with a new increase in coronavirus cases across the United States, many are expressing doubt that audience interest will be sufficient for a major release to be successful within the next few weeks.