Fortnite is getting another major in-game event later today, and this time it’s for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film Tenet.
When Does The Tenet Trailer Debut In Fortnite?
Players can jump in at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST on May 21 to see a screening of the new trailer. There will be a showing at the top of every hour on the big screen located on the far west side of the island in the no-combat Party Royale game mode.
Tenet, which is currently scheduled to release in mid-July, features John David Washington and Robert Pattinson trying to prevent a world conflict by using time manipulation. We don’t know much else about the movie just yet as Nolan likes to keep his projects under lock and key until closer to release. Nolan’s film could potentially be delayed given the pandemic, but no official announcement has been made by him or Warner Bros.
The premiere will be in Fortnite’s new experimental Party Royale mode, a game type that removes weapons so players can enjoy fun without getting eliminated. It features live entertainment like this movie premiere as well as vehicle obstacle courses and vending machines that dispense paint guns instead of assault rifles.
According to Epic Games creative director Donald Mustard, the idea to debut the trailer in Fortnite came from a call between Epic and Christopher Nolan himself. Given Nolan’s strong opinions on film and some of his past comments on streaming platforms like Netflix, many fans wondered about the director’s thoughts on his movie trailer debuting inside a popular video game. Turns out the idea was inspired by a mutual “love of seeing new trailers in a THEATER” and how that’s currently impossible due to the coronavirus.
While Fortnite is not exactly a movie theater replacement, this upcoming trailer premiere is the next in a series of major live events hosted within the popular game. Everything from a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer premiere to Travis Scott’s larger-than-map performance has brought millions of players back into the game. Epic Games most recently held a concert for the launch of Party Royale earlier this month that featured Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and deadmau5.
The trailer will most likely be available on YouTube sometime after the premiere in Fortnite, but seeing it in-game will be the first official way to experience it.
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