Christopher Nolan's Tenet will stick to its July release date despite coronavirus pandemic

Sam Warner

From Digital Spy

Christopher Nolan's highly-anticipated movie Tenet looks set to stick to its planned July release date, despite the current coronavirus situation.

The pandemic has had a huge impact on the movie industry, with a large number of projects either stalling or pushing back their release dates.

However, Warner Bros has decided to keep Tenet's July 17 release date, hoping that the global market will improve by then (via Deadline).

Photo credit: Melinda Sue Gordon - Warner Bros.

The international spy thriller, described by Nolan as the "most ambitious film we've made", stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson.

Pattinson's other big upcoming movie, The Batman, has also been affected by COVID-19, having initially gone on a two-week filming hiatus.

However, director Matt Reeves has since confirmed that it has been shut down for the foreseeable future, explaining: "Yes, we have shut down till it is safe for us all to resume."

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Meanwhile, another big Warner Bros movie – Wonder Woman 1984 – has been pushed back a few months from June to August due to the pandemic.

"We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema," director Patty Jenkins tweeted earlier this week.

"In these terrible times, when theatre owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14, 2020 in a theatre near you, and pray for better times for all by then."

Tenet is set to arrive in UK and US cinemas on July 17, 2020.

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