Last we heard of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, the film was delayed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 Pandemic with many theaters having an uncertainty about reopening. Many felt at this point, the most talked about film of 2020 will not even get a summer release date in 2020 as many would have initially hoped for. However, Warner Bros has now found a way to still get Tenet it’s summer release date. As of now, Tenet is set for an international release on August 26th 2020 with a limited U.S. release to follow.
This was somewhat expected as Warner Bros even mentioned a week prior to this change that Tenet could be released overseas before the U.S. as coronavirus cases have been settling down significantly in other territories. At the end of August, the film will be released in 70 territories, including the U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Japan and Korea to name a few. However, a release date in China has not been set yet for the upcoming action film. Yet this is still another effort to help the movie industry become financially stable again as movie theaters have faced major setbacks from COVID-19.
Unfortunately, the U.S. hasn’t seen a decrease in cases and has become the main epicenter for the COVID-19, so Tenet’s release in the U.S. still has some setbacks. The film is set now to release in the U.S. in select cities on Labor Day weekend, September 3rd, 2020. No details on what exact cities will be releasing the upcoming Nolan film nor it is with certainty that those select theaters will be able to showcase Tenet as coronavirus cases rise in the U.S. Regardless, this still could be promising for Warner Bros for them to still make a profit off of Tenet despite the many limits of its release. Hopefully this will help theaters all around the world reopen if this strategy does pay off for those missing the theater-going experience.
Tenet is set for release internationally August 26th 2020 and in select U.S. Cities September 3rd, 2020.