Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Gets Secret Teaser Trailer With Hobbs & Shaw, Leaks Online

The first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has arrived. Well, sort of. Warner Bros. dropped the teaser trailer with the release of Universal Pictures’ upcoming Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw. The trailer was released in theaters, unannounced, without any inkling or promotion surrounding it. It only features shots of John David Washington with some taglines revolving around time before culminating in the reveal of Tenet‘s palindrome logo.

The teaser begins with John David Washington in some sort of lab or room behind a glass panel that looks like it’s shattered with a bullet hole. As he walks toward it, then away from it, we see the taglines “Time has come for a new protagonist” and “Time has come for a new kind of mission”. These are then followed by some shots of Washington in action, followed by one final shot of him donning an oxygen mask. The teaser then ends to reveal the title Tenet, designed to take advantage of its palindrome nature.

Tenet Teaser - John David Washington

Even though Ludwig Gorransson is set to score the movie, the brief score heard in the Tenet teaser has strong Hans Zimmer vibes. It maintains its air of mystery while also teasing the involvement of “time” as a plot device, as is evident by both taglines beginning with “time” and not “the time”. It looks like Nolan is set to bend time and space to his will in his plot’s narrative, and only time will tell how crazy Tenet gets. So far, it doesn’t look like any of the numerous set photos have made it to the teaser but only a closer look at the hi-res version would be able to clear that.

The teaser is playing ahead of limited theaters showing Hobbs and Shaw. The leaked recordings thus far make it appear as if it’s playing in the IMAX format, but you never know, you might just get lucky. While we’ve pointed to a source link below, rest assured Warner Bros. is working toward wiping the internet off all mentions of the trailers. As such, it won’t be long before the below link is also gone, although Warner Bros. should eventually release the trailer in high resolution online.

Let us know if you got a chance at catching the Tenet trailer in theaters in the comments below. Tenet itself will arrive in theaters on July 17, 2020.