Warner Bros.’ Christopher Nolan movie Tenet officially is moving to July 31.
“We are excited that our partners at Warner Bros. will offer a new generation of film fans the opportunity to enjoy Tenet the way it was originally intended to be seen — on the big screen,” the National Association of Theater Owners said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Over these last months we have been keeping Warner Bros. closely informed of our work towards reopening our theatres in accordance with governmental health and safety requirements, and we are looking forward to audiences enjoying Tenet in our theaters all around the world on July 31st.”
The mid-July release turned Nolan into a blockbuster brand all his own. The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and Dunkirk each opened between July 16 and July 21 in their respective summers. Tenet, would have continued the trend, which has earned the director and Warner Bros. over $2.5 billion in combined grosses.
Oddly enough, after movie theater closures, Walt Disney Pictures moved Mulan to the weekend after Tenet, which looked optimistic in March, but now appears less sturdy to hold after WB’s shift. But for now, with Tenet later in the month, It’s now up to Disney to relaunch movie theaters — and the excitement of moviegoing.