The movie's plot has got something to do with a test that apparently doesn't have a lot of survivors. "That test you passed?" Martin Donovan's character says to him at one point. "Not everybody goes. Welcome to the afterlife."
His mission: Stop World War III. The word "tenet" is a password that ensures people take him seriously.
In one scene, Washington sees bullet holes in glass but says the shooting hasn't happened yet. If this movie is about reverse-engineering events by bending time and space, we're in for a crazy, awesome ride.
Other scenes in the new trailer show numerous explosions, including one involving a very big plane, as well as conversations about the importance of reverse-engineering time to change the future.
So Tenet isn't about time travel, it's about the people who can manipulate time and thus future events. Maybe? We'll have to wait for more trailers to reveal clues to Nolan's sci-fi world where nothing seems to be set in stone.
Also on a side note, Nolan will beon Friday, and in theaters with a rerelease on July 31 to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Originally published on May 21. Updated June 12 with new release date. Updated again on June 25 with new release date.