Pamela McClintock for The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Delays Release to Mid-August Amid Spike in COVID-19 Cases’:
In a blow for the planned revival of the box office next month, the release of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has been delayed again from July 31 to Aug. 12 because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. [...]
Last week, cinema circuits said they will be up and running by mid- to late-July, but that could now change because of the surge in cases and the lack of big summer event pics.
In addition to Tenet being delayed, Disney has delayed Mulan to late August.
This had to happen. Cases of COVID-19 are rising across the country. The government’s response to the pandemic has been disastrous and tens of thousands are dying unnecessarily. I still see people in California walking around in public, shopping in stores, without a mask.
I don’t think this will be the last time these films are delayed. Unless the government resets and shuts everything down again, cases will continue to rise and Tenet could very well get pushed into 2021, along with the rest of the movies scheduled for release in 2020.