Warner Bros. Pictures has assured that Christopher Nolan’s Tenet will not see a change in its release date despite the Coronavirus pandemic. We’ve previously covered how major tentpoles are in flux; delaying releases and even filming. The Batman, Fantastic Beasts 3 have all suspended filming. Given how pretty much all of Hollywood’s big-budget films have switched their original release dates; Christopher Nolan’s action-thriller still remain on schedule for its original release date and won’t see any delays.
Baseless rumours are pretty much routine for a movie production this huge. So, it isn’t really surprising that the rumour mill has been speculating that Tenet will be streaming straight to HBO Max, skipping its theatrical window entirely. Turns out as it is, Warner Bros. has no plans to give one of its most anticipated films a straight to video release.
Now that’s not to say that Warner Bros. has ruled out the option for its other releases. Scoob, for instance, has skipped its original theatrical release and will now be available to buy or rent on its original release date. It won’t become available for streaming immediately on HBO Max. In any case, while Scoob looks like an excellent time at the cinema (err home?), it is nowhere near as anticipated as the likes of Tenet or Wonder Woman 1984.
What Does Warner Bros. Have To Say? (Tenet)
In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, studio execs from Warner Bros. and CEO Ann Sarnoff happened to confirm; there were absolutely no changes in the release dates of their tentpole blockbusters. The statement said, “We are committed to — and are excited about — releasing Tenet in theatres this summer or whenever theatres reopen. We remain supportive of the theatrical experience and our exhibition partners, and are confident that our tentpole titles; including Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984, are exactly the type of films that will have people eager to return to theatres.”