Although Tenet has only made about $250M worldwide, we can’t look at the numbers in the way we normally would. Considering the huge budget, the film is probably operating at a loss, which would negate any plans of Christopher Nolan doing a sequel. But these are extraordinary times, and the global pandemic really kneecapped the film right off the bat. So could Nolan and Warner Bros. see that and decide that maybe a Tenet sequel, released when the world is back to “normal”, is a good idea?
Well, star John David Washington hopes so, telling Esquire he’d be down for another Tenet flick if Nolan decides to do one…
“In my mind, that’s a yes! We will be doing this again, we’ll see you in a couple of years. In reality, I don’t know. Chris does what he wants. Maybe he has something that he’s developed for years that he wants to do next, maybe he’s been inspired by something else he sees and wants to do that, I don’t know. I hope we get to do it again, I hope we get to explore more because I think we found something really unique.”
Maybe it could happen, if Nolan has an even bigger story in mind than the one Tenet already gave us. Other than The Dark Knight trilogy, Nolan has been averse to sequels so I think the chances are pretty slim. But again, these are extraordinary times. Who can predict anything from one day to the next right now?