Christopher Nolan’s next movie, Oppenheimer, which marks his first since 2020’s Tenet and his breakup with Warner Bros., will be released in the summer of 2023. This $100 million movie, billed as an epic thriller about “the man who changed the world,” is unquestionably more adult-oriented than the majority of the summer blockbuster fare.
The movie follows the contributions of its title character to the Manhattan Project and the development of the atomic bomb. It was shot using IMAX cameras in both color and black & white. The stories of Nolan’s movies are typically shrouded in secrecy, but since Oppenheimer is his first biopic.
Here is what we currently know about Oppenheimer, keeping in mind that it contains extremely minor spoilers. Below is a summary of all we currently know about Nolan’s “Oppenheimer.” This list will be updated as fresh details about the biographical drama are made public by IndieWire.
Oppenheimer Release Date
On July 21, 2023, Oppenheimer will be only available in theaters. Both normal theater versions and IMAX will be available for you to watch. It won’t be available for streaming for some time because Christopher Nolan has been a strong supporter of the big-screen movie experience.
In fact, the director has broken off his relationship with his longtime partner because he is so adamant about a proper theatrical release. Warner Bros has promised to make all of its movies available on HBO Max on the first day.
It makes perfect sense that Universal is distributing his first movie. In addition to a 100-day exclusive theatrical window and a six-week window during which no other Universal production will be released, the business has made these commitments.
What Is Oppenheimer About?
The movie Oppenheimer is based on Martin Sherwin and Kai Bird’s book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. An IMAX-shot epic thriller that plunges the audience into the heart-pounding conundrum of the enigmatic man who must take the danger of destroying the world in order to rescue it is being made based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
As the team leader of The Manhattan Project, which created the atomic bomb for the United States of America during World War II, Oppenheimer was a scientist best known for this accomplishment. Later, he held the position of chairman of the US Atomic Energy Commission, where he fought to halt the Soviet Union and US nuclear arms race.
The movie is also anticipated to include some of Oppenheimer’s post-war experiences, such as the ensuing charges of American treason and a crucial 1954 security hearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
According to the trailer, the parts of the movie that were shot in black and white with IMAX cameras may represent the post-war portions of the narrative. Yet, Nolan appears to dislike linear storytelling just as much as he dislikes CGI, so perhaps this will lead to a Dunkirk-style structure, where the build-up is broken up by scenes that show the aftermath.
In any event, it appears like all the buildup will make Oppenheimer’s entrance a whimper rather than a bang. Oppenheimer was labeled a communist in 1954 due to his participation in numerous organizations.
He was let go from his position working for the federal government, yet he continued to advance science as a teacher and ground-breaking theoretical physicist when he was living abroad. From 1946 through 1967, he was nominated for three Nobel Prizes in physics, but he was never awarded one before his passing in 1967.
Although Oppenheimer has a large ensemble cast, Cillian Murphy stands out as J. Robert Oppenheimer. Murphy, who played Tommy Shelby on Peaky Blinders and participated in the director’s Batman trilogy as well as Inception and Dunkirk, is perhaps most recognized for his work with Christopher Nolan.
- Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer
- Emily Blunt as Kitty Oppenheimer
- Matt Damon as Leslie Groves Jr.
- Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss
- Florence Pugh as Jean Tatlock
- Gary Oldman as Harry S. Truman
- Jack Quaid as Richard Feynman
- Gustaf Skarsgård as Hans Bethe
Is there a trailer for Oppenheimer?
On July 28, 2022, nearly a full year before Oppenheimer is set to be released, Universal released the movie’s official teaser via a dynamic, live-streamed teaser that counts down the hours, days, and months until the anniversary of the Trinity test with each viewing. After playing in front of another movie with strong ties to the IMAX format, Avatar: The Way of Water, in December 2022, the first complete trailer was released. Look at it below.