The Warner Bros film, which was originally scheduled to be released in July 2020, was opened in the theatres of 70 countries last August during the coronavirus pandemic, and it was released in selected US cities on 3rd September, 2020.
“Good news for anyone experiencing time linearly: Tenet is streaming May 1 on HBO via HBO Max!” HBO Max tweeted on its official page on Saturday.
Tenet got a theatrical release months before the studio decided its 2021 titles would debut on the streaming service HBO Max, owned by their parent company Warner Media, at the same time as the movies released in cinema halls.
The digital release of Tenet is an interesting turn of events following Nolan’s sharp criticism of Warner Media when the company announced its decision to premiere its productions for the year 2021 in cinemas and on HBO Max.
In a statement after the announcement in December, Nolan said: “Some of our industry’s biggest filmmakers and most important movie stars went to bed the night before thinking they were working for the greatest movie studio and woke up to find out they were working for the worst streaming service.”
Tenet had so far grossed nearly US $58 million in North America and over US $363 million worldwide.
It starred John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Martin Donovan, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh and Dimple Kapadia.
The film has also been nominated for two Oscars — best achievement in visual effects and best achievement in production design — as the 93rd Academy Awards is scheduled to hold on April 25.
Good news for anyone experiencing time linearly: Tenet is streaming May 1 on HBO via HBO Max! ⌛️ pic.twitter.com/dGbxGLOwyu
— HBO Max (@hbomax) March 20, 2021