After a recent poster reveal, Christopher Nolan’s next film Oppenheimer was teased with a brand-new trailer, featuring ominous nuclear visuals and voiceovers from the cast:
The teaser trailer initially premiered in theatres last week, right before the screenings of Jordan Peele’s Nope. Apart from stylised visuals of what seems like the inside of an exploding atomic bomb, the trailer showcases Nolan’s black-and-white approach to the film — an approach some have compared to Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse. On digital platforms such as YouTube and Twitter, the video is currently being livestreamed, featuring an announcement video counting down to the film’s July 21, 2023 release — running right down to the millisecond.
The release date is also a topic of interest — Oppenheimer shares a release date with Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, both films offering movie buffs completely different experiences on the same day. While there’s plenty of time left for Oppenheimer to hit screens, fans enthusiastically cheered the film on, excited to see Nolan’s first take on the biopic genre:
Many fans of lead star Cillian Murphy were excited to see the actor take charge, fresh off the series finale for Peaky Blinders:
Others highlighted Robert Downey Jr., who is also starring in the film. Some fans also suggested that the voiceover in the teaser’s last few seconds belongs to the Iron Man star:
Oppenheimer clearly offers Nolan’s greatest casting project so far, with Murphy and Downey Jr. taking key roles, while Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Matthew Modine, Alden Ehrenreich, Kenneth Branagh, and Gary Oldman all set to star in the film.
Filming on Oppenheimer kicked off this past January in New Mexico and ran for four months, concluding this past May.
(Featured Image Credits: Universal Pictures)