With documented instances of the coronavirus surging, Warner Bros. on Thursday postponed the launch of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, more delaying Hollywood’s summer season kickoff.
The sci-fi thriller starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson will go from July 31 to Aug. 12, a Wednesday.
In a assertion, the studio stressed the require for adaptability.
“We are deciding on to open up the motion picture mid-7 days to let audiences to uncover the movie in their possess time, and we system to enjoy more time, above an prolonged engage in period far outside of the norm, to acquire a really unique nevertheless thriving release tactic,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a assertion.
Movie theatres had been pinning their hopes on the film as a main July launch that could convey audiences again to theatres.
Warner Bros. had prepared to re-release Nolan’s 2010 blockbuster Inception in early July as a way to lead in to Tenet. Inception will now open up on July 31, the studio explained.
Motion picture theatre chains experienced planned the popular reopening of cinemas partially around the return of new releases like Tenet and Disney’s Mulan. The latter is now scheduled for July 24 but it, much too, is greatly envisioned to be postponed once more. On Wednesday, Disneyland in California also pushed back its reopening.
With described COVID-19 circumstances surging in Texas, Arizona, Florida and elsewhere, the previously programs for a nationwide mid-July cinema restart grew to become uncertain.
On Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York would delay reopening cinemas while it ongoing to study the protection of indoor, air-conditioned venues.