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Warner Bros. Delays Tenet Again Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

June 25, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Warner Bros. is delaying Tenet once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THR reports that the studio is delaying the film by about two weeks to August 12th.

The film was set to release on July 17 after its first delay due to the pandemic, and then was pushed out to July 31st a couple of weeks ago. The film’s delay comes as COVID-19 cases have seen a surge in several states.

“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. In this moment what we need to be is flexible, and we are not treating this as a traditional movie release,” a studios spokesperson said in a statement to the site. “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.”

The movie stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh and Michael Caine.

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