Movie theaters are opening back up, and many screens are easing back into the process of running a theater with half capacity seating, cleaning and social distancing protocols, and classic movies on the big screens until new films are ready to hit the screens once more. The film every movie buff is itching to see hit the big screen is Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. This movie was supposed to hit theaters earlier this year, then it repeatedly got pushed back amid the pandemic. Now we can finally expect to see it at the end of this week! And fans are pumped!
While recently talking to Singapore’s CNA news outlet, Nolan responded to being called a “savior of cinema,” saying:
All I can really take responsibility for is making the best film that I can. I think cinema is bigger than any one film one way or another, and I think people tend to simplify things a bit, particularly in a time like this. I’m just very pleased that the studio feels they can let the film play in places where theaters have been able to open. Obviously, that’s not the release we imagined when we were making the film. But then, the world is not as we had imagined it would be when we made the film, and we had to adapt like everybody else. I’m just very, very pleased that audiences around the world are beginning to be able to respond to the film, because, for me as a filmmaker, the film is not finished until the audiences gets to see it and tell me what it is that I’ve done.
He went on to talk about Tenet star Robert Pattinson, who got the role of Batman while filming with Nolan. We reported a couple of weeks ago when Pattinson said he tried to hide the fact that he was auditioning for the role while shooting Tenet, but Nolan immediately knew what was going on. When asked if they discussed the role, he said:
He certainly did not ask me for any advice. We kept a respectful silence around the issue until very near the end of the shoot. We said a couple of things and made a couple of jokes. We did have a little bit of a conversation about the various aspects of what he was going to be putting himself through. But I was thrilled that he was cast, and I think he’ll do an amazing job. I’m really excited to see what he does with that character.
Aren’t we all? I can’t wait to see Tenet and be back in a movie theater this weekend, and I certainly can’t wait for the rest of the movies that were supposed to have already happened this year! What movie are you looking forward to heading back to the theater for?