Temporal Pincer Movement: Nolan and Warner Brothers May Be Breaking Up

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It's that time again where we finally have a piece of news that isn't about something getting delayed by the Covid-19 crisis. While everything else is slowly starting to reopen, studios are developing and looking into whatever they can make when things get back to normal again. Yep, these stories will keep happening as the world tries to return to normal. Today, we are looking into the break up of Chris Nolan and Warner Brother's creative relationship.

As you may recall, Nolan is a passionate supporter and lover of the theatrical experience. Warner Brother has been his biggest supporter and pusher of his movies, making billions of dollars with blockbuster hits like The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar. It was a relationship that was mutually beneficial. Nolan made the movies and Warner Brothers made sure that they got your butts in the seats to see them. That is until the world made it unsafe for your butts to be in seats. 

You may remember that Tenet did not have the best roll out. After months of hemming and hawing, the movie came out to mixed to positive reviews and a muted box office. Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic result in Tenet’s release being shaken up but Nolan is also pissed by WB’s decision to release all its 2021 movies on HBO Max at the same time they premiered in theaters.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Christopher Nolan is “unlikely” to work with Warner Bros again following WarnerMedia's decision to implementing this day-and-date plan. While Nolan has not officially announced another film, one could imagine that he is working on a new film as we speak. This would be a devastating blow to Warner Brothers as he has been a homegrown talent at the studio for almost twenty years. There is no word on where Nolan would go but I imagine every studio in town would be chomping at the bit to work with him.