Nolan, long a supporter of viewing movies on the big screen, was candidly vital of Warner Bros. decision to launch all of its 2021 films simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. He stated in a declaration that “Some of our markets biggest filmmakers and essential film stars went to bed the night prior to thinking they were working for the biggest movie studio and awakened to find out they were working for the worst streaming service.”
Reports at the time suggested that the studio kept filmmakers and stars in the dark about its streaming plans, and Nolan said lots of were surprised.
” Theres such debate around it, because [Warner Bros.] didnt inform anyone,” he informed ETOnline in December. “In 2021, theyve got some of the leading filmmakers worldwide, theyve got some of the greatest stars worldwide who worked for years in some cases on these projects really near to their hearts that are indicated to be big-screen experiences. Theyre implied to be out there for the largest possible audiences.”
HBO Max, which released in May 2020, had nearly 40 million US subscribers since January.
Tenet, which stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh, has grossed more than $363 million worldwide since its release. Its up for two Oscars: Best Achievement in Visual Effects and Best Achievement in Production Design.
Christopher Nolans time-shifting thriller Tenet will debut on HBO Max May 1st, simply a few months after the director called it the “worst streaming service.”
Tenet was set up to be released in theaters last July, however had its opening date delayed numerous times because of the coronavirus pandemic. It debuted in theaters outside the United States, including Canada, France, Japan, and the UK in August, and in US theaters in September.