‘Oppenheimer’ Trailer: Christopher Nolan’s Atomic Bomb Film Arrives Next Summer

If you’re one of the many who saw Avatar: The Way of Water on IMAX over the weekend, then you likely saw Christopher Nolan’s latest that will be on the expansive format. Oppenheimer, with its focus on physicst J. Robert Oppenheimer, doesn’t seem like the kind of movie that would convince audiences to shell out money for an IMAX ticket, but if anybody can present a winning case with a killer trailer, it’s Nolan.

See, Oppenheimer isn’t just some boring biopic about some scientist dude. Oppenheimer is one of the most controversial figures ever in the history of science, as he was one of the men responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb. And there were very real concerns about unleashing that kind of planet on the world, and what it could do to the entire planet.

The footage shown features plenty of explosions and consuming fire. But it also shows off the incredible ensemble that Nolan has put together: Cillian Murphy stars as Oppenheimer, joined by Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, and Robert Downey, Jr. in key supporting roles. Other players include Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, Matthew Modine, Kenneth Branagh, Casey Affleck, and Gary Oldman.

Oppenheimer opens in theaters and IMAX on July 21st 2023.


Travis Hopson
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