Some films were delayed for some months, some were delayed for a whole year, but, as the Covid pandemic continued, Warner Bros. were bravely insisting that Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi espionage actioner Tenet was still going to come out in the summer. It kept its July 17th release date for a long time, then it shifted to July 31st. Now it has vacated July completely, moving back a couple weeks to August 12th.
Meanwhile the very long-in-coming third installment of the Bill and Ted series was originally scheduled to be released on August 21st, then moved up a week to August 14th. And MGM has pushed Bill & Ted Face The Music to August 28th.
And finally the psychological thriller Unhinged had an original release date of August 28th, then it stepped back to September 4. Then it was moved up to July 10th, aiming to be the first major release when cinemas re-opened. Now Solstice Studios have moved it to July 31st.
It’s a deeply frustrating time for those who still enjoy the cinema experience, and I wouldn’t be surprised if one or more of these dates moves again.