Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film, Oppenheimer, is expected to be a gigantic summer blockbuster. On the surface, it seems like a departure for the filmmaker as it’s a biopic of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the key figures responsible for creation of the atomic bomb. But then you watch the trailer, see and hear all of the explosions and…oh yeah, this is definitely a Nolan flick. Not only that, but it’s also going to be the longest flick of his career.
According to Puck, Oppenheimer is expected to clock in at around 3 hours, surpassing the 2 hours and 50 minute runtime of Interstellar. I would note that all of Nolan’s films are pretty lengthy, so this isn’t all that surprising. It’s also possible that Nolan edits it down somewhat between now and its release on July 21st.
Oppenheimer stars Cillian Murphy in the title role, joined by a killer supporting cast of Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey, Jr., Rami Malek, Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, Matthew Modine, Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke, Jack Quaid, Josh Peck, Michael Angarano, Dane DeHaan, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich, David Dastmalchian, Alex Wolff, Casey Affleck, and Gary Oldman as President Harry Truman