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Tenet's final trailer shows off 'The Plan' while still not revealing it

By Nivea Serrao
Screenshot from Tenet

With theaters in the U.S. once again re-open, the American release rollout for Tenet is continuing ahead full steam, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Warner Bros. has released a final trailer for the Christopher Nolan flick, which critics are describing as the most "Nolan-y" movie from The Dark Knight director yet.

The three-minute trailer, which you can see below, gives fans a proper look at the "time inversion"-focused sci-fi thriller's plot, which revolves around John David Washington's character, Protagonist, as he fights for the survival of the whole world, while also navigating the international espionage currently in play — all while armed with only one word (the titular "Tenet") as he moves between the flow of time both forward and backward.

Robert Pattinson (Batman), Elizabeth Debicki (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), and Kenneth Branagh (Death on the Nile) also star, though which sides they're on in the story is not quite as clear.

Also featured in the trailer is Travis Scott's new song, "The Plan," which, as he revealed in his GQ profile, was written and recorded specifically for this movie. This will be the first time fans will have had a chance to hear it.

Tenet is one of many films that have since seen their original release dates get pushed back due to the global spread of COVID-19, and still-high numbers in several key markets the world over, including Europe, where the film has already been released. (The film had initially been set to premiere on July 17, which would have made it one of the summer's big tentpole blockbusters.)

But while other highly anticipated titles such as Disney's MulanBill & Ted Face the Music, and the Janelle Monae-starring horror-thriller Antebellum have all opted to be released on premium video on demand in the coming months, Tenet has remained at the forefront of the push to get moviegoers back into cinemas after an abysmal summer movie season, with chains like AMC Theatres even selling tickets for 15 cents.

Tenet will be released in select U.S. cities on September 3, with early screenings in some from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.