Weeks ahead of its premiere, the final trailer for Tenet has arrived. Debuting during an NBA game Friday night, the three-minute trailer is packed to the brim of virtually all new footage as it aims to help explain more of what the Christopher Nolan tentpole is all about. As explained previously, there seem to be two timelines in play, moving in opposite directions of each other and...well, you can watch the trailer above to find out more.
The trailer focuses nearly entirely on John David Washington's mysterious character, apparently one who's well-aware of the plot between the timelines. Earlier this year, the budding Hollywood star admitted he had to ask Nolan questions about the mind-bending script every day during photography.
"Every day I had questions for him. But he was very gracious, and he answered them very calmly and patiently," Washington told Geoff Keighley during a trailer reveal hosted on Fortnite. "It was important that the actors could track the story correctly so we could tell it the best way we could, and he was very patient with us. I say that very politely [laughs]."
Elsewhere, Robert Pattinson revealed in a separate interview that he had questions about his character throughout the duration of production, even as principal photography neared its end.
"When I first read it both Chris and Emma [Thomas, producer] were saying: did you read this properly because everyone else took another two hours?" Pattinson said. "And I said: Oh s—t. Right up until the last week of the shoot, I was talking to John David and asking him some pretty fundamental questions about who my character was. And John David was like: 'Wait, you don't know this?' But it's complicated! You're not just being fed the story."
"You're trying to uncover the mystery at the same time as the characters in the movie are. A lot of the stuff in this movie is expositional world-building stuff and a dense story. And the script makes that accessible to a layman," he continued. "And that's really difficult to get that balance of making it sound like natural dialogue and trying to get across information that you probably need a PhD to understand properly. And then you have to put it in the mouth of someone like me, who can barely add."
Tenet is set for release of September 3rd.