For months, as he’s fleshed out its cast, we’ve been left to wonder if Christopher Nolan’s mysterious new movie was a return to the genre form he’d dabbled with in the likes of Inception and Interstellar. Now we have our tiny first taste, we’re still mostly left in the dark—but it’s clear that there’s something weird going on here.
Warner Bros. has finally released the first teaser for the perplexing Tenet, after months of cryptic teases. Featuring John David Washington as a mysterious agent tasked with avoiding cataclysmic warfare, the trailer is, unsurprisingly for a Christopher Nolan movie, as lavish as it is cryptic.
But it does reveal at least one thing about Tenet: There’s clearly going to be some mucking around with time, as Washington’s character seemingly has some level of sensitivity to the flow of time itself—brushes his hands up against a bullet hole in a pane of glass, only to mysteriously add that whatever incident caused it “hasn’t happened yet”.
We’ll no doubt learn at least a little more ahead of Tenet’s U.S. release on July 17, 2020. It is currently undated in Australia.