- Aug 25, 2020
Update: Donald Mustard, worldwide creative director at Epic Games, confirmed that the idea for premiering the new Tenet trailer in Fortnite came from a call with director Christopher Nolan himself. According to Mustard, Epic told Nolan that it was sad they couldn't watch the new trailer on the big screen, but suggested that Fortnite's virtual big screens could be the "next best thing."
Original story follows. [poilib element="accentDivider"] For anyone excited for Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated new movie, Tenet, you will be able to watch the brand new trailer on Fortnite starting tonight. In the latest collaboration with Epic Games’ popular battle royale shooter, Warner Bros. is premiering the brand new Tenet trailer on Fortnite’s virtual big screens. The new Tenet trailer will premiere at the top of every hour starting at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET tonight, May 21. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/19/tenet-official-trailer"] The first trailer for Tenet was released in December, but while the first trailer showed off a mysterious time-reversal power of some sort, it’s hard to fully grasp the true plot of the film. The official synopsis simply states that an agent must prevent World War III. This isn’t the first time Fortnite premiered new footage for an upcoming movie. Star Wars premiered exclusive trailers and events in Fortnite before. Even the nascent streaming service Quibi premiered shows directly on Fortnite. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-delayed-movie-due-to-coronavirus-so-far&captions=true"] Tenet is still scheduled to premiere in theaters on July 17. Whether it will be able to during the COVID-19 pandemic remains to be seen. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.The idea of debuting the TENET trailer came from a phone call with Christopher Nolan. We were all talking about our love of seeing new trailers in a THEATER and how sad we were that we can’t do that right now - but how maybe this could be the next best thing. Hope you love it!
— Donald Mustard (@DonaldMustard) May 21, 2020