Fortnite players spied an early look at Christopher Nolan’s next film as Warner Bros. released the new Tenet trailer during tonight’s Party Royale. A spy action movie with a sci-fi twinge, Tenet stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh, and Michael Caine. Though many films are delaying their releases due to the coronavirus pandemic, Warner Bros. is holding fast to Tenet’s scheduled July 17 opening. Check out the new Tenet trailer below:
I suppose it was inevitable that they would reveal more than was necessary about Tenet. I wish they’d just left us with the teaser from late last year, where we had only the vaguest of ideas as to what’s going on in this film. Christopher Nolan has become the kind of director who can sell a movie on his name alone; elaboration isn’t necessary. But that never happens, and now we have a new Tenet trailer to peel back a bit of the curtain. Thankfully, it isn’t much; we know that John David Washington’s character is after a Russian – presumably Kenneth Branagh – who can “communicate with the future.” What that means still isn’t completely clear, which is good, and I hope it stays that way. Robert Pattinson gets some more face time in the new Tenet trailer, and he’s using his native English accent, so I assume he’s from MI6, or whatever British agency is the equivalent of the one for which Washington works. Michael Caine’s brief appearance is from the same scene as the teaser, which indicates that he has a bit part at best; maybe he’s Pattinson’s handler or some kind of go-between for him and Washington. There’s more of Elizabeth Debicki as well, though we still don’t know what her role is. I shouldn’t carp, really; it could’ve been much worse. Inception, for example, had an incredible teaser that told the audience everything we needed to know: Christopher Nolan made a science fiction movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio that had some trippy special effects. Then the full trailer came out and revealed everything about DiCaprio’s team of dream infiltrators and what inception was as a concept. The new Tenet trailer doesn’t go nearly that far, and that’s a win. Now, to cling to the hope that it makes its release date.
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