A teaser to a much-awaited biopic on the “father of the atomic bomb” has been leaked on social media. Christopher Nolan’s brief Oppenheimer teaser was played for the first time in cinemas before Jordan Peele’s Nope screening. It was supposed to stay that way, but someone also made it accessible on social media. Oppenheimer and Nope are both backed by Universal Pictures which explains why the teaser debuted there. This is the first time Nolan has directed a film for Universal Pictures.
Oppenheimer Teaser Ends Up on Social Media
As this was meant for there only, it is unclear if the Oppenheimer teaser will be released on the online platforms. So some ninjas recorded the cinema screen and unofficially shared it on the internet. The audio may sound weird for obvious reasons, but it gives a glimpse of how Nolan plans to bring one of the darkest moments in human history to big screens. The feat has been revisited by many in different capacities, but viewers always expect nothing less than brilliance from a Christopher Nolan project.
The teaser presents Robert Downey Jr’s character voice in the background as referred to the main character as “The Man Who Moved the Earth”.
What is the Film About?
The Oppenheimer teaser doesn’t give away much about the film but sets an eerie tone with a harrowing on-screen countdown. Nolan is fascinated by the idea of time and often uses a ticking-clock format in his movies to keep the audience on toes. The countdown might be towards the release date, i.e. 21 July 2023, but it also gives an impression of impending doom with the development of nuclear weapons.
This film stars Cillian Murphy as the American theoretical physicist whose work led to the development of the atomic bomb. Murphy is one of the regular collaborators of Chris Nolan. He has played key roles in several of his movies, including Batman Begins, Inception, and Dunkirk.
The rest of the film’s star-studded cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Rami Malek, Florence Pugh, Jack Quaid, Kenneth Branagh, and many more.