LOS ANGELES – The expected arrival of Christopher Nolan’s big-budget sci-fi spy film “Tenet” will finally arrive on July 31, Warner Bros. announced Friday.
The studio said it would delay the release by two weeks and instead release Nolan’s 2010 sci-fi blockbuster “Inception” in mid-July.
The release date of “Tenit” has been closely monitored in all corners of the film industry, which has shut down theaters since mid-March with the coronavirus. The movies are planning to reopen in the summer season, which is completely different from what the industry planned in July.
The ninth installment of the Marvel movie “Black Widow” and “Fast and Furious” franchises, both expected to arrive in early summer, have delayed their release.
“Tenet” will hit theaters on July 24, a week after Disney’s live-action version of “Mulan” was released.
When the studio released the movie trailer in May, it did not include a release date, only saying: “Coming to the theater.” The film stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicky and Michael Kane.
AMC Theaters, the world’s largest theater operator, said this week that its ven9% venue is expected to open by July. The National Association of Theater Owners, the trade group that represents the exhibitors, expects about 90-95% of the movie to be opened worldwide.
Instead of packing multiplexes, AMC said it would keep its movies 25-50% full to ensure social distance. These will not just change. Permits will be ordered through an app and the theaters will go through regular cleaning, the AMC said.