Warner Bros. has released the first official trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet online and while it’s extremely striking visually, there are simply more questions than answers going on here.

However, it does indeed look like they’ll have the ability to move backwards in time, in a different plane of reality. The studio oddly failed to add a synopsis and we still don’t know character names.

John David Washington’s character seemingly is “killed” after proving his loyalty and is told he’s now in the “afterlife”. The espionage angle seems to shine here, but what this organization does isn’t actually clear.

John David Washington just about to reverse scale a building which totally mirrors some stuff from Inception, visually.

John David Washington and Robert Pattinson are seen reverse scaling a building, along with a highway scene where cars are driving backwards and flipped cars are turning right-side-up.

Another nod to our heroes being able to time-travel in a sense.

Further teasing odd reality-bending tactics, we see John David Washington and Robert entering a room with a glass wall with bullet holes, Pattinson asking “What the hell happened here?” with Washington stating “It hasn’t happened yet”.

Clemence Poesy’s character explains they’re trying to prevent World War III.

They’re also trying to prevent World War III, although, not from a nuclear holocaust.

Certainly a bit of a puzzle, not unlike Inception.

Kenneth is on some racing sailboat, might be the Bond villain of the movie.

We also see Kenneth Branagh potentially playing a villain as this is alluded to with the voiceover (Kenneth being the villain is not confirmed though but would make sense).

Could Branagh be the reason they think World War III is coming?

Elizabeth Debicki’s character seems to have a connection to Kenneth’s character as they’ve together on a yacht.

You can watch the trailer below.



Tenet’s cast includes John David Washington (BlackKklansman), Robert Pattinson (The Batman, The Lighthouse), Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Michael Caine (Inception, The Dark Knight), Kenneth Branagh (Dunkirk), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (The King’s Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Kick-Ass), Clemence Poesy (In Bruges, Harry Potter and The Globet of Fire), Martin Donovan (Ant-Man, Inherent Vice, Insomnia), and Himesh Patel (Yesterday). 

Tenet’s production team includes cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema (Dunkirk, Ad Astra, Interstellar, Spectre), production designer Nathan Crowley (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Dunkirk, Interstellar), and has a score composed by recent Oscar-winner Ludwig Goransson (The Mandalorian, Black Panther). 

Some of the filming locations of Tenet were England, Norway, India, Estonia, and Italy. 

Tenet is officially set for a release on July 17th, 2020.

Warner Bros. also dropped this sweet poster.


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