Tenet Trailer 3 Explained

Here’s me attemping a Tenet trailer breakdown of sorts.

But, it can’t be as straightforward as this. This is where I’ll be leaning a bit into some online theories running amok. At the mid-point, there could be some sort of twist ending, involving a betrayal perhaps. This could mean that Washington’s been sent to retrieve a bigger piece of the tech for the spy agency so they could be the one who rewinds time back. This would then be the big twist in the movie revealed somewhere along the mid-way mark.

Another theory doing the rounds is Aaron-Taylor Johnson’s character, who’s been mysteriously absent from all marketing for the movie, could also be the central antagonist, working either hand-in-hand with Branagh or independently. He’s the only cast member unaccounted for who hasn’t been spotted in any major set photos, reveals or the likes of anything.

All along, there’s also some bits and pieces that hint at a possible ability to talk to the future. A certain character says, “He can communicate with the future”, with Dimple Kapadia also adding, “There are people in the future who need us”. Could this mean that people in the future are using time inversion extensively to rewind back to the present day and warn us about what goes wrong so this could be corrected? Is that what the big red room machine used for?

Tenet Trailer 3 Dimple Kapadia

A set of intriguing action sequences are teased. Perhaps the most fascinating one will be a chase through the streets with the time inversion tech being abused intensively. This could occur in the middle of the movie and is the one from which we’ve seen most of the set photos pop up. It should culminate in a frenetic shootout and again, per set photos, vehicular explosions. If you observe, the trailer shows some of the damage being undone or reversed even as the characters fight in forward. And of course, there’s the plane crash sequence though as we saw, it’s not from the sky. Per Pattinson, that would be a bit too “dramatic”.

Tenet Trailer 3 Time Inverse Action

Finally, perhaps the most intriguing quote appears from Washington. Towards the end of the trailer, he leaves us with this bit to chew on:

This reversing the flow of time. Doesn’t us being here now means it never happened.

This is the kind of thinking and questioning that I expect Nolan to explore and have viewers fully wrestle with throughout the movie. It may not be as clear in subtext but it’s the kind of conversation I expect people to have post the movie’s release. Inception released 10 years ago and similarly sparked theories, thoughts and talks about dreaming – lucid, shared or otherwise. It also sets the stage for a mind-bending ending, the kinds of which will have people debating voraciously and taking sides.

Tenet Trailer 3 John David Washington

The latest Tenet trailer skipped any mention of the movie’s release date but Warner Bros. hasn’t officially announced a release date shift either. So, for now, Tenet releases in theaters, on July 17, 2020. It is written and directed by Christopher Nolan and stars John David-Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Clemence Poesy, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Dimple Kapadia with Kenneth Branagh and Michael Caine. Nolan will produce with his partner Emma Thomas with the film being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Follow our Appocalypse Hub for Tenet to stay updated on all the latest news and set photos about the movie or hit the Like button below to get all the news directly in your Facebook Feed.

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