OK So I am guilty of one major crime to some people… Yes folks I AM A Nolanite. Now calm down…IF You haven’t heard of this term for people like me then you’re not part of the cool crowd. You see we’re called this by people who while a small mindless bunch love to troll us for simply loving the work of Director Christopher Nolan.
This man has given us two decades of some of the best movies ever made… I mean look at the films he’s made. (1998) Following, (2000) Memento, (2002) Insomnia, (2005) Batman Begins, (2006) The Prestige, (2008) The Dark Knight, (2010) Inception, (2012) The Dark Knight Rises, (2014) Interstellar, (2017) Dunkirk. Need I say more? This year even with the lock down he’s releasing another movie which is sure to be a mind bending cinematic masterpiece. Star John David Washington and the new Batman Robert Pattinson both are stars in the movie, and it’s called (2020) “Tenet” but what does the name tell us about the movie? Not much. But the trailer told us a few things which already has the entire internet buzzing… This seems to be a page right from NASA who not long ago released a report that they found evidence of a Universe where time, and physics work in reverse to our own.
But now a theory has come up that this new film could some how be connected to INCEPTION… While it does have a similar look, and feel to it. Both deal in mind bending stories dealing with TIME. So could be a sequel? Well one of the movies Stars weights in… “I’d say [‘Tenet’] is an in-law to ‘Inception,’” Washington said, choosing his words carefully. “They’re related by marriage. They get together for Thanksgivings, family barbecues, like that kind of thing. Other than that, one lives in Europe, the other one lives in Compton.”
Whether or not the “in-law” relationship between “Tenet” and “Inception” means they share overt plot threads or characters remains to be seen. Washington could just be making a simple connection between the Nolan tentpoles since both feature plots that rely heavily on the manipulation of time. Last week’s “Tenet” official trailer revealed Nolan’s latest concerns itself with “time inversion,” but that confirmation has only given rise to more questions.
Among the other Nolan fan theories Washington weighed in on was one popular opinion that Heath Ledger’s “Joker” is the actual hero of “The Dark Knight,” not Christian Bale’s Batman/Bruce Wayne. The theory explains that it is Joker who cleans up the streets of Gotham and rids the police force of corruption. It’s one fan theory Washington isn’t buying.
“This is twisted. The Joker, a hero? That’s disgusting,” Washington said. “He says he’s an agent of chaos. This guy wants to see the world burn. What’s heroic about that? He had issues, so did Batman. Don’t get me wrong, they both need to talk to somebody.”
Back to “Tenet,” Washington tells Esquire in a new interview that filming Nolan’s latest was so relentless he was unable to run for a month after production wrapped. “There were some times I couldn’t get up out of bed,” he said. “[Even] a couple weeks in, I was worried, very concerned I wasn’t going to be able to finish this thing, and I didn’t want to tell anybody because I was like, ‘Oh, I will die for this…’ This film deserves it. Even if I break something, I am not going to say nothing to nobody until this thing gets done.”