Another delay strikes again! Anticipation was high for the summer movie season. July 17th (Tenet) and August 14th (Wonder Woman 84) expected to anchor the summer months. Unfortunately, Warner Brothers announced two more delays. Tenet now sits on July 31st, while Wonder Woman 84’s release date shifts to October 2nd.
Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group released a statement saying, “We’re especially thrilled, in this complex and rapidly changing environment, to be bringing Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, a global tentpole of jaw-dropping size, scope and scale, to theaters around the world on July 3. It’s been longer than any of us could’ve imagined since we’ve seen a movie on the big screen. And to acknowledge Chris’ fans as we count down to Tenet’s opening day, we are also excited to offer his masterpiece Inception in theaters for its 10th anniversary on July 17.”
We all knew Christopher Nolan’s hope for Tenet to usher in the “Theater Reopening” as the first film released in theaters since the beginning of the pandemic that shut down all theaters in the middle of March. As we expected many theaters to show older films in their theaters, showing a film like Inception to lead up to Tenet’s new July 31st release date could create even more hype among fans eagerly awaiting Nolan’s next theatrical release.
Wonder Woman 1984
As far as Wonder Woman 84, many speculated that Warner Bros. could once again push it back. A few months ago, Warner Brothers announced their intention to keep Tenet at its July 17th release. However, they also mentioned that if it did end up delayed then they would once again move Wonder Woman 84. However, Tenet will not be replacing the date Wonder Woman 84 previously held. So it is unsure why the sudden change to the Princess of the Amazon’s next film. Let’s just keep fingers crossed another delay won’t pop up and saddle up for October 2nd.
However, what will this mean for future Warner Brother films as we have already seen delays from so many of their films. We are still anticipating to see Bill and Ted Face the Music on August 21st, A Quiet Place Part II on September 4th, The King’s Man on September 18th, and so many more. We hope these films among the others keep their theatrical release dates and we can finally get ourselves back into theaters. It is a feeling we all have been craving, as films like these (especially a Christopher Nolan and Wonder Woman film) deserve to be seen on the big screen.