John David Washington addressed the wild Tenet theory about Robert Pattinson’s character in the Christopher Nolan film.
Fans came up with a crazy hypothesis about Neil (Robert), where they suggested that he might actually be Max, the son of Kat (Elizabeth Debicki) and Sator (Kenneth Branagh).
Now, what we do know is that Neil is the Protagonist’s (John) right-hand man, as they embark on a mind-bending mission, and travel backwards and forwards through time, to stop Sator from ending the world.
We know little about Neil’s backstory, only that he is a member of Tenet – which we don’t actually find out until the end, anyway, so perhaps it’s no surprise fans have been trying to join the dots on Neil and whether he is in fact Max.
‘I saw that one the other day – I like that!’ John told Esquire of the theory. ‘I don’t know if it’s true or not.’
To be fair, John said that Neil’s true identity might not even be revealed until a second instalment comes out.
He continued: ‘You gotta ask Chris [Nolan], but if there’s another [movie] and they introduce that, that would be a lot of fun. We’ll see what happens.’
The 36-year-old recently revealed he still doesn’t quite understand the movie himself, so the theories might just confuse him even more.
The secretive espionage blockbuster deals with time but is not about time travel as we know it.
It follows the Protagonist who finds himself on a mission to help prevent a situation that would be ‘worse than a nuclear holocaust’.
He opened up on the plot and said despite being in it, it didn’t help him ‘grasp’ the project any better.
‘I mean, literally on the first read, I thought I understood it, strangely,’ he told GQ Hype.
‘In my delirium, I thought I totally had, and I realised as the day went on, “Ah, I don’t have it at all.”’
He continued: ‘But to answer your question directly, I’m still kind of grasping it…’
Considering Robert also doesn’t understand the film, we’ll give him a pass.
Tenet is in cinemas now.
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