Thursday, April 23, 2020

Warner Brothers is betting big, keeping "Tenet" release date

Christopher Nolan's next film, one of my most anticipated of all 2020, is still full speed ahead on their July 17th 2020 release date. That's pretty bold in the COVID-19 climate we are living in right now, since it seems everything under the sun has been removed, released later or released to be enjoyed at home. I don't know if its Warner Brothers doing this or Nolan, but they are standing their ground on keeping "Tenet" in theaters for July. In August, the studio will also release the highly anticipated sequel "Wonder Woman 1984," which was originally set for release in June.

This will either be good for the studio or bad. It really depends on how well each state begins to flatten the curve in their respective areas. My state's governor just extended our stay-at-home order until May 30th. So I really can't say for sure we'll be out of the woods on this thing by the summer. Even if we are, going to the movie theater will be a totally different experience. Why? Because life is going to take on a new normal as we slowly begin to reopen places. Even once things are clear, I can't imagine people will just go flocking to the movie theaters. So keep that July spot is a huge gamble, no matter what happens between now and July.

Good bet or bad bet? I guess we'll see. All I can say is that I can't wait to see it. For me, how much money a movie makes doesn't really represent its quality. It could still be one of the best movies of the year even if it doesn't make a dime. Christopher Nolan hasn't let me down at all so far, I hope he doesn't start now.

Not only is it a gamble to release this movie in July, I also wonder if there will be much entertainment value in a movie about stopping the end of the world. Especially since Nolan tends to bend more realistic with his science fiction. It may not be a financial flop, but it could just be the wrong movie at the wrong time.

"The Batman" starring Robert Pattinson got moved from June 25th 2021 to October 1st 2021. Shazam! 2" was going to come out on April 1st 2022 and will now be released on November 4th 2022. There's also tons of movies that have been shelved across several studios.

Yep, its definitely safe to say this virus will change life as we know it.

What do we think of "Tenet" release date?

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