Disney's big slate change comes just days after Warner Bros. announced that it would be delaying the theatrical release of Tenet, Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated thriller that many believe would bring audiences back to the U.S. box office when theaters reopen.
The film, starring Robert Pattinson and John David Washington, was originally scheduled for release on July 17, but was pushed back twice to dates in August. As of now, Warner Bros. told Variety in a statement the film will be pushed back indefinitely.
“We will share a new 2020 release date imminent for Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s wholly original and mind-blowing feature,” Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich said in a statement obtained by the outlet. “Our goals throughout this process have been to ensure the highest odds of success for our films while also being ready to support our theater partners with new content as soon as they could safely reopen.”
“We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from exhibitors and remain steadfast in our commitment to the theatrical experience around the world,” he added. “Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to proliferate, causing us to reevaluate our release dates.”
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