Like most things, Christopher Nolan's movie "Tenet" has been affected by COVID-19. The film, which was originally scheduled to hit theaters on July 17, has been postponed not once, but twice because of the pandemic. The first delay pushed the opening box office day to July 31 and now fans can add almost another two weeks to that, with the new date set for Aug. 12.

Although the newest delay is a short one, fans are apparently over waiting to see the highly anticipated movie in theaters and are calling for it to be released on-demand.

"Cannot wait to see Tenet... at home when it’s available on demand," one Twitter user shared.

Another pleaded, "Can y'all just release #TENET on demand or something.? I don't want to wait any longer"

A third user even offered to pay top dollar to be able to watch the film from the comfort of her home tweeting, "I'd happily pay $20-30 to watch 'Tenet' on demand. Sure it's not the same as seeing a big movie on the big screen, but it's 2020, ya know? What can ya do."

The cry out from movie lovers came on Thursday shortly after Warner Bros. made an announcement with the new release date and the reasoning behind their decision to push it back.

“Warner Bros. is committed to bringing 'Tenet' to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it’s time," a spokesperson for the company said in the statement. "At this moment what we need to be is flexible, and we are not treating this as a traditional movie release."

"We are choosing to open the movie mid-week to allow audiences to discover the film in their own time, and we plan to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the norm, to develop a very different yet successful release strategy," the statement continued.

Although the motion picture and entertainment company admitted to needing to be "flexible," if it's up to the film's director, Christopher Nolan, that flexibility may not include making the action thriller available via on-demand.

"I think of all the films that I have made, this is perhaps the one that is most designed for the audience experience, the big screen experience," he said in early June during a pre-taped interview. "This is a film whose image and sound needs to be enjoyed in your theaters on the big screen."

"Tenet" stars John David Washington in the lead role as a spy who is tasked with preventing World War III. The cast also includes Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, Clemence Poesy, Himesh Patel, and Dimple Kapadia.

Tenet Movie Poster
The "Tenet" movie poster is pictured here. Warner Bros.