Christopher Nolan’s time-shifting thriller Tenet will debut on HBO Max Might 1st, only a few months after the director called it the “worst streaming service.”

Tenet was scheduled to be launched in theaters final July, however had its opening date delayed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic. It debuted in theaters outside the US, together with Canada, France, Japan, and the UK in August, and in US theaters in September.

Nolan, lengthy a proponent of watching films on the massive display, was bluntly important of Warner Bros.’ determination to launch all of its 2021 movies simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. He mentioned in a press release that “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.”

Experiences on the time steered that the studio kept filmmakers and stars in the dark about its streaming plans, and Nolan mentioned many had been caught off-guard.

“There’s such controversy around it, because [Warner Bros.] didn’t tell anyone,” he told ETOnline in December. “In 2021, they’ve got some of the top filmmakers in the world, they’ve got some of the biggest stars in the world who worked for years in some cases on these projects very close to their hearts that are meant to be big-screen experiences. They’re meant to be out there for the widest possible audiences.”

HBO Max, which launched in Might 2020, had nearly 40 million US subscribers as of January.

Tenet, which stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh, has grossed greater than $363 million worldwide since its launch. It’s up for 2 Oscars: Greatest Achievement in Visible Results and Greatest Achievement in Manufacturing Design.

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