Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” Gets First Explosive Trailer

Cillian Murphy in
Cillian Murphy in "Oppenheimer"

Christopher Nolan’s next movie will tackle the creation of the atomic bomb, and the acclaimed director finally gave us a taste of things to come. The first trailer for Oppenheimer is here and it will take you on one wild, explosive ride.

Christopher Nolan’s latest stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who went down in history as “the father of the atomic bomb”. The film draws inspiration from the book American Prometheus, written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, and looks back at Oppenheimer’s time as the director of the Manhattan Project.

The trailer doesn’t reveal too much about the film, offering a series of show-stopping shots instead and Murphy’s reflective voiceover, saying, “Theory will take you only so far. I don’t know if we can be trusted with such a weapon, but we have no choice.”

Oppenheimer also stars Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Rami Malek, Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, and Kenneth Branagh in supporting roles. The film has been hailed for its use of practical effects to recreate a nuclear explosion, instead of relying on CGI. Its premiere date is set for July 21, 2023 and it will be released by Universal Pictures.