Tenet star John David Washington likes theory suggesting Robert Pattinson's Neil could be Kat and Sator's son

Rianne Houghton
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Photo credit: Melinda Sue Gordon - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Melinda Sue Gordon - Warner Bros.

From Digital Spy

Tenet spoilers follow.

Unsurprisingly, Christopher Nolan's Tenet is full of the filmmaker's signature twists, turns, and mind-bending themes. Equally unsurprising, then, is the fact that audiences are already presenting their own theories about what it all means.

And one of those fan theories – centred on Robert Pattinson's character Neil – has been given the seal of approval from The Protagonist himself, John David Washington.

Addressing the possibilities surrounding Neil's identity, which Digital Spy has broken down for you here, Washington told Esquire that he "likes" the theory that Neil is actually Kat and Sator's son Max.

Photo credit: Melinda Sue Gordon - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Melinda Sue Gordon - Warner Bros.

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"I saw that one the other day – I like that!" John admitted, leaning into Tenet's creative use of time.

"I don't know if it's true or not," the actor added, before suggesting Neil's identity wouldn't be revealed unless a second movie was given the go ahead.

"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."

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Speaking of sequels, Washington recently admitted that although Tenet's ending invites another film, there's no knowing what Chris Nolan will do next.

"Chris does what he wants," he previously told Esquire.

"Maybe he has something that he's developed for years that he wants to do next, maybe he's been inspired by something else he sees and wants to do that, I don't know."

Tenet is out now in cinemas.

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