The current social distanting measures amid the pandemic has forced Warner Bros to delay the release of Christopher Nolan’s eagerly anticpicated new film Tenet.
The film, which will star the likes of John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine and more, was due to be released Friday, July 17. Now, however, the release has been pushed back by two weeks and has been pencilled in for July 31.
The change in date was confirmed by Warner Bros’ through a new rescheduling of its release calendar in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The move will also see a number of other high-profile projects hit with delays. Wonder Woman 1984 has been pushed back from August 14 to October 2, The Matrix 4 has been hit with a 12-month hold and its release has been altered from May 2021 to April 2022.
On top of that, Godzilla vs. Kong, which was due to be released this November, has been pushed back to May 2021.
In other Tenet-related news, it has been revealed by John David Washington that Christopher Nolan crashed a real plane into a building for one of the upcoming thriller’s full-throttle sequences.
Washington plays the film’s unnamed lead and whilst he was in conversation with CinemaBlend he revealed that that the entire cast and crew on the set cheered when Nolan pulled off the optimistic shot featuring the Boeing 747.
“That was a real plane, and that was a real building that they crashed that plane into,” he said. “And we, cast and crew, all witnessed it. It was epic! It was incredible, we all cheered and hurrayed and hurrahed when they yelled cut after Chris felt like he got it. What you saw is really what happened – at least the night I was there.”
Currently, there is little to no information on what the film is despite it being due to hit cinemas in less than two months. But it is set to star Washington alongside Robert Pattinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and former Eastenders man turned Hollywood star, Himesh Patel.