A lot of people are excited for Barbie to drop this July, but cinephiles know that it will be clashing with the release of Christopher Nolan’s next movie, Oppenheimer.
A new trailer just dropped for the film, and it showcases the beginning of the Manhattan Project. Check this out:
Physicist J Robert Oppenheimer works with a team of scientists during the Manhattan Project, leading to the development of the atomic bomb.
While Cillian Murphy had been at the center of all the minimal marketing for the film, the latest preview does give us a look at all the other players in the movie including Matt Damon’s Leslie Groves Jr. and Robert Downey Jr.’s Lewis Strauss. Emily Blunt also plays the part of Oppenheimer’s wife Kitty, with other cast members being Florence Pugh, Kenneth Branagh, Gary Oldman, Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Quaid, Rami Malek, Josh Peck, and more.
Earlier trailers for the film have been pretty vague about what to expect with the movie, but now it’s clear that we’re going to be exploring the formation of the Manhattan Project and the moral questioning that was surrounding the creation of one of the world’s deadliest weapons.
While Nolan did try to make an action blockbuster with Tenet, we should expect Oppenheimer to be one of his more ‘serious’ films that have heavy themes like Interstellar and Dunkirk. Let’s just hope he manages to captivate the audiences this time around because Tenet did not generate Inception-level hype.
Oppenheimer drops the bomb when it hits cinemas on July 21.