John David Washington Says Christopher Nolan’s 'Tenet' Will Dictate The Next Decade Of Filmmaking

The excitement around “Tenet” continues to reach new heights, even if the desperation to release the film in theaters is causing very confusing release date announcements. The latest trailer answers a couple of questions while introducing a whole lot of new ones. We are shown more of “inversion,” the concept at the center of “Tenet” which seems to allow time to travel backward, and some of the ways the film will use this for exciting action sequences.

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But outside the new trailer, the stars of the film have also been building up the groundbreaking action sequences in the film. In a “Fortnite”-hosted interview following the release of the trailer, John David Washington was surprised about the “nuggets of information and just breadcrumbs of information about the movie” that Nolan revealed in the trailer (even if they don’t explain a lot about what’s going on). “We’re familiar with [Nolan’s] films, but this seems like something different,” Washington said. “It seems like this is where he’s about to take us for the next 10, 15 years of filmmaking.”

This sounds like incredibly high praise, and though it’s hard to predict how the film will impact the future of filmmaking, there’s no denying how influential Christopher Nolan has already been. From his darker take on Batman that became synonymous with the character’s cinematic output, to countless “Inception” references and homages in the years after the film came out, “Tenet” is building up to be another unparalleled thriller, at least according to Robert Pattinson.

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In an interview with GQ, Pattinson described the film as “so insane.” The actor described one of the many set pieces in the film, “They had a crew of around 500 people, and 250 of them would all fly together, just hopping planes to different countries. And in each country there’s, like, an enormous set-piece scene, which is like the climax of a normal movie. In every single country.” Comparing that to the two or three stand-out set pieces from Nolan’s previous films, and if Pattinson ends up speaking the truth, “Tenet” will be one memorable blockbuster.