Several US states registered upticks in COVID-19 cases as they have started to relax restrictions. This isn’t the second wave, which many experts have been talking about lately. Instead, it’s still very much part of the first novel coronavirus wave. At the same time, the global case count has surpassed 7.7 million, including 430,000 casualties as of Saturday morning. The rate of worldwide infections has increased to the highest level so far, nearing or surpassing 140,000 daily cases in recent days. Brazil and other South American countries, India, Russia, and the US, are at the top of the list when it comes to daily confirmations.
That’s probably why Warner Bros. delayed two of its summer blockbusters, Tenet and Wonder Woman. Other movies may see similar delays if cinemas are unable to reopen. Considering all these factors, as well as the span of the delays, we can’t help but wonder where Black Widow will still launch in early November as planned.
Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated new movie was supposed to e released on July 17th, but the opening date has been pushed back by two weeks to July 31st.
“We’re especially thrilled, in this complex and rapidly changing environment, to be bringing Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet,’ a global tentpole of jaw-dropping size, scope, and scale, to theaters around the world on July 31st,” Warner Bros. Pictures Group Toby Emmerich told Variety “It’s been longer than any of us could’ve imagined since we’ve seen a movie on the big screen, and to acknowledge Chris’ fans as we count down to ‘Tenet’’s opening day, we are also excited to offer his masterpiece ‘Inception’ in theaters for its 10th anniversary on July 17th.”
The delay for the Wonder Woman sequel is even more significant. The film was supposed to premiere on June 5th, but then it was postponed to August 14th because of the pandemic. The new release date is October 2nd, marking another six-week delay.