Whenever a Christopher Nolan movie is announced, it often tends to be on so many film buff radars as one of their most anticipated film for the next year. This is still the case with Nolan’s upcoming 2020 science-fiction film Tenet, a film so surrounded in mystery, its original teaser didn’t even get an official online release, but was instead shown in the trailers of of Hobbs and Shaw, It Chapter 2 and Joker. Fortunately, Warner Bros released an official trailer for the film online for everyone to witness, and it still offers a ton of mystery.
The trailer starts out by introducing John David Washington’s character as he climbs up a building for what looks like a heist. We later see him waking up in a hospital bed where a mysterious man explains that he passed the first test. He’s then tasked with his mission: preventing World War 3, which he assumed means preventing nuclear holocaust but apparently is much worse than that. Throughout the trailer we see him and other characters go through many crazy obstacles, including a car crash happening in reverse and a reference to the title”Tenet,” which will presumably help Washington’s character later on. The trailer ends with him and Robert Pattinson looking at some bullet holes to which Washington exclaims, “It hasn’t happen yet.”
Like most Nolan film trailers, it’s very vague as to what’s actually happening plot-wise. Many are assuming the film deals with time travel due to Washington seemingly viewing events like the car crash from different chronological periods. Regardless, this should make audience even more intrigued to learn what the film is actually about. Considering this is Christopher Nolan, he’ll surely provide one of the most talked about and fascinating films of next year, especially given how it’ll be set for 70MM, 35MM and IMAX releases.
Tenet is set for release July 17th 2020. Watch the full trailer below: