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Why Is 'Tenet' Sticking with Summer 2020 Release Date Amid Coronavirus? Here's the Answer

Tenet‘s release date keeps getting pushed back by small increments of two weeks at a time and many are wondering why the film is not being delayed by months due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

With cases surging across the United States, fans are pointing out that the film will likely make so much less money than it would under totally normal box office circumstances.

Well, THR is explaining why the Christopher Nolan-flick is determined to be released as soon as possible.

During a phone call, when studio heads apparently urged Christopher to push back the release date for a safer and more economically sound date, he resisted. “Nolan said it wasn’t about money, but instead about the desire to be the one the first big studio films back in theaters, to show faith in the form and solidarity with exhibitors, when they’re allowed to open and say they’re ready,” THR reports.

The release date is currently set for August 12.

Christopher Nolan Denies Anne Hathaway's Comment That He Bans Chairs From Set

Christopher Nolan is responding to Anne Hathaway‘s comments that he bans chairs from the sets of his films.

Chris also doesn’t allow chairs. I worked with him twice. He doesn’t allow chairs, and his reasoning is, if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they’re sitting, they’re not working,” Anne said in a recent interview.

Well, Christopher‘s rep has now responded to Anne‘s statements.

“For the record, the only things banned from [Christopher Nolan's] sets are cell phones (not always successfully) and smoking (very successfully),” Christopher‘s rep said in a statement (via IndieWire). “The chairs Anne was referring to are the directors chairs clustered around the video monitor, allocated on the basis of hierarchy not physical need. Chris chooses not to use his but has never banned chairs from the set. Cast and crew can sit wherever and whenever they need and frequently do.”

There has been some more Christopher Nolan news recently amid the pandemic.

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Anne Hathaway Reveals the Surprising Reason Why Christopher Nolan Bans Chairs From His Movie Sets

Anne Hathaway is opening up about the interesting thing that happens on the set of director Christopher Nolan‘s movies.

The Oscar-winning actress says that Nolan bans chairs from being on set because he doesn’t want people to sit around and waste time.

Chris also doesn’t allow chairs. I worked with him twice. He doesn’t allow chairs, and his reasoning is, if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they’re sitting, they’re not working,” Anne said in an interview with former co-star Hugh Jackman for Variety’s Actors on Actors series.

“I mean, he has these incredible movies in terms of scope and ambition and technical prowess and emotion. It always arrives at the end under schedule and under budget. I think he’s onto something with the chair thing,” she added.

Anne worked with Nolan on the movies Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises. Hugh worked with him on the movie The Prestige.

Get the latest update on Nolan‘s highly anticipated movie that will hopefully be released this summer.

Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Pushed Back Another Two Weeks to August 2020

Fans will have to wait another couple weeks to see the upcoming Christopher Nolan movie Tenet as Warner Bros. has decided to push its release again.

The film was originally scheduled to be released in theaters on July 17, but then the studio decided to delay the release to July 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Movie theaters around the country are planning on reopening on July 15, but COVID-19 cases are rising in the U.S. and things might change for reopening plans. The Tenet release date is now going to be August 12, but this could still change.

“Warner Bros. is committed to bringing Tenet to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it’s time,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement (via Variety). “In this moment what we need to be is flexible, and we are not treating this as a traditional movie release. We are choosing to open the movie mid-week to allow audiences to discover the film in their own time, and we plan to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the norm, to develop a very different yet successful release strategy.”

Warner Bros. will bring the 10th anniversary edition of Nolan‘s Inception to theaters on July 31.

Watch the latest action-packed trailer for the movie Tenet now!

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'Tenet' Movie Release Delayed By Two Weeks to July 31

The highly anticipated Christopher Nolan movie Tenet will be released in theaters on July 31, two weeks after the original release date of July 17.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nolan was adamant that his movie be released in theaters instead of on VOD like some other films over the past few months. Reports stated that he was hopeful that the movie could maintain its July 17 release date.

Warner Bros. will now release a 10th anniversary edition of Nolan‘s movie Inception on July 17 to get fans excited for the release of Tenet.

“We are excited that our partners at Warner Bros. will offer a new generation of film fans the opportunity to enjoy Inception the way it was originally intended to be seen — on the big screen. 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 National Association of Theater Owners said in a statement.

Most movie theaters around the country have been closed since mid-March and some are beginning to reopen with social distancing measures in place.

Watch the latest action-packed trailer for the movie Tenet now!

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Christopher Nolan Discusses When 'Tenet' Might Actually Debut in Theaters

Christopher Nolan is opening up about his upcoming film, Tenet, and if the movie will keep its original release date planned for July.

The director spoke to Total Film magazine (via The Playlist) about the premiere date and noted that the production team is still “finishing the film, and the film will be ready for when theaters reopen.”

Christopher added that “at this stage, that is all there is to say about it, really.”

Tenet, with John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, has been planned as a theatrical release in July and is possibly the only film on the release schedule that hasn’t been postponed.

In a brand new TV spot for the movie, more hints were dropped about what the flick is actually about, too.

The promo shows Clemence Poesy talking about the magical technology, saying that “it’s inverted…someone’s manufacturing them in the future.”

We’ll have to wait to see what that actually means when the movie hits theaters.

If you didn’t know, Christopher actually blew up a plane for the movie!

Christopher Nolan Bought a Real Boeing 747 Plane To Blow Up For 'Tenet'

Christopher Nolan is leaving some special effects out of his upcoming movie, Tenet.

In an interview with Total Film magazine, the filmmaker revealed that he skipped over effects and bought a real Boeing 747 plane only to blow it up in one of the key sequences in the movie.

“I planned to do it using miniatures and set-piece builds and a combination of visual effects and all the rest,” he shared. “However, while scouting for locations in Victorville, California, the team discovered a massive array of old planes.”

Christopher continued that after running the numbers, buying the plane was just most cost effective.

“[It was] actually be more efficient to buy a real plane of the real size, and perform this sequence for real in camera, rather than build miniatures or go the CG route,” he added.

“It’s a strange thing to talk about – a kind of impulse buying, I suppose,” Christopher went on. “But we kind of did, and it worked very well, with Scott Fisher, our special-effects supervisor, and Nathan Crowley, the production designer, figuring out how to pull off this big sequence in camera. It was a very exciting thing to be a part of.”

If you missed the first trailer for the film, which stars Robert Pattinson and John David Washington, check it out on JustJared.com now!