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19 December 2019 22:39

Tenet

At last, the mysteries of Tenet have (somewhat) been revealed. In a new trailer for the upcoming Christopher Nolan movie, John David Washington plays a mysterious operative who dies and is reborn into an elite group that's trying to prevent World War III. Along the way, he's guided along by another mysterious agent (Martin Donovan). "All I have for you is a word: tenet," Donovan's character tells him. "It'll open the right doors.

Some of the wrong ones, too." What that means is...unclear. Even though the trailer is a whole 2 minutes and 17 seconds, Nolan is still keeping the plot as shrouded as possible. But what is clear is that Washington's character is up against major foes in this film, foes who have the ability to move backward in time and reverse things that have already happened. Tenet is a palindrome, after all, and it seems to mean...something. In the trailer, Washington's character is also accompanied by another agent, played by Robert Pattinson.

Though the future Bruce Wayne is silent for much of the trailer, he does utter a single phrase at the end of it. "The hell happened here?" he asks (in an American-sounding accent; sorry, The King fans) as he and Washington walk into a room full of bullet holes. "Hasn't happened yet," Washington replies. Palindromes and stuff! The Tenet trailer also offered quick glimpses of stars Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, Elizabeth Dibiecki, and Clemence Poesy. The cast also includes Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Himesh Patel, and Dimple Kapadia. Tenet hits theaters on July 17, 2020. It's OK to watch the trailer for Tenet, the upcoming movie directed by Christopher Nolan, and not exactly know what's going on. Nolan's trying to keep the plot secret, and the trailer doesn't put any pieces together. Star John David Washington (son of Denzel, and star of BlacKkKlansman) might be a spy, and a time traveler, and someone trying to stop World War III--and maybe other things, too. He might even be dead. "That test you passed?" Martin Donovan's character says to him at one point. "Not everybody goes. Welcome to the afterlife." Moviegoers who are seeing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in IMAX might get a little more inside info. Those screenings will feature a longer, six-minute prologue for the film, Slashfilm reports. Mysterious plots are nothing new to Nolan, who also directed Memento and Inception, among other films. Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Jackson and Kenneth Branagh also star. Tenet is scheduled for release on July 17, 2020.