Warner Bros. defers release of ‘Tenet’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Warner Bros. has postponed release dates of its two upcoming films – Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 as the theatres are still uncertain of their reopening.  Christopher Nolan’s anticipated spy thriller Tenet has been delayed by two weeks and will now release on 31 july instead of 17 July. Starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, the plot details of Tenet have not been disclosed yet. But it’s clear that Washington’s secret agent character, The Protagonist, shoulders the responsibility of  preventing another World War. Tenet is Nolan’s most ambitious venture till date, who serves as the writer, director, and co-producer of the movie. The production budget of the film is nearly $200 million, which also makes it one of the most expensive movies ever made. Talking about the new release date for Tenet, Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman, Toby Emmerich said, “We’re especially thrilled, in this complex and rapidly changing environment, to be bringing Christopher Nolan’s Tenet to theaters around the world on 31 July. It has been longer than any of us could have imagined since we have seen a movie on the big screen.” Tenet also stars Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, and Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia. On 17 July, the theaters have decided to re-release one of Nolan’s most succesfull films, Inception, to celebrate the iconic movie’s 10th anniversary. Besides, Tenet, DC superhero movie Wonder Woman 1984 has also been pushed by almost two months. Originally slated to hit the theatres on 5 June and then shifted to 14 August, Wonder Woman 1984 will now release on 2 October.  This is the second delay for the film due to concerns over the pandemic. Directed by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot in lead. Additional cast includes, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva/Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Maxwell Lord and Natasha Rothwell. The film is set in the testing circumstances of the Cold War in the 1980s as Diana Prince comes to conflict with the Soviet Union. Also, she’d be battling a new villain – Cheetah, a savage feline who was the arch-enemy of Wonder Woman in the DC comics. Recently, Gadot hinted at queer romance in the film.