Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer teaser trailer is playing on a loop on Universal Pictures’ social media platforms, a live countdown marketing tactic that’s earning praises though not as much as the acclaimed responses for Nolan’s auteurist filmmaking in the first look images of Cillian Murphy as the Father of the Atomic Bomb. A teasing glimpse of the nuclear explosion’s mushroom cloud was also shown, hyping fans with the infamous dialogue, “The world forever changes”
Oppenheimer is still a year away from its premiere but that’s not stopping the studio from hosting a live countdown video as a reminder for fans, with each passing day – its release inches closer. The brief clip shows a shot of J. Robert Oppenheimer’s famous porkpie hat. And another still shows the American theoretical physicist being photographed, apparently moments before his world-changing announcement.
Murphy’s eerie portrayal is already being predicted by many as an Oscar-worthy performance. Some are also hoping the 2023 biopic addresses Oppenheimer’s philosophical attributes, like his recital of the Hindu scripture, Bhagavad Gita “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”. Readers can check out reactions below.
It's absolutely insane that the new live teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's #Oppenheimer is actually counting down in real time. That is crazy to think about! Hands down, the coolest idea for a trailer I've ever seen. A truly game-changing piece of marketing. @OppenheimerFilm https://t.co/aOJHx4Hqnj
— Yoko Higuchi (@theYokoHiguchi) July 28, 2022
— Ravi Ahuja (@RaviAhuja20) July 28, 2022
— pbVi (@pbscvcm26) July 28, 2022
LMAO the Oppenheimer trailer is playing live on loop except the countdown is actually going down to its exact release??
— Kingly (@l_kingly) July 28, 2022
— Cill-i-am 🎼 (@cill_i_am) July 28, 2022
very tempted to set up a dedicated monitor for the looping Oppenheimer "countdown", just to see if they actually keep it online for a full year https://t.co/VY2jMfGXW0
— Meghan Cherry 🏳️⚧️ (@MeghanCherry25) July 28, 2022
Are they planning on running that OPPENHEIMER trailer countdown thingy all the way to its release on YouTube, cause that would be so awesome. Also, what a trailer!
— Shaurya Chawla (@_ShauryaChawla) July 28, 2022
v v funny that the Oppenheimer teaser has a time countdown gimmick in it. Nolan simply cannot help himself.
— 🏜🔋, fka ☕️ (@coopercooperco) July 28, 2022
— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) July 28, 2022
— ᴴ (@hiddlouistan) July 29, 2022
— The Cinéprism (@TheCineprism) July 28, 2022
exactly, if this scene from reality gets recreated in #Oppenheimer – it'll be one of the greatest goosebumps scene in cinema history💥🤯🔥
— ಸನತ್ ಕುಮಾರ್ (@IamSanathKumar) July 28, 2022
— Cherry🦁missing Kenobi (@peakyanakin) July 29, 2022
I don't think anyone can be better for Robert Oppenheimer's role other than Cillian Murphy. He even made look like him with his weight loss effort. He's gonna kill this character just like how he does with every character he plays. Can't wait for next year. #Oppenheimer pic.twitter.com/jLYnJvi7pV
— Hamas Aadhil (@HamasAadhil) July 29, 2022
After his successful 2020’s Tenet film under Warner Bros., Nolan drifted away from the studio and patterned with Universal for the first time for Oppenheimer. The decision to leave his long collaborator was triggered due to the earlier leadership’s decision in 2021 to release movies on HBO Max concurrently with its theatre release.
Oppenheimer also features a star-studded cast namely Robert Downey Jr., Rami Malek, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, The Boys actor Jack Quaid, Black Widow star Florence Pugh, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Angarano, Alden Ehrenreich, Benny Safdie, Dylan Arnold and Michael Angarano.
Based on Martin J. Sherwin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, America Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer – the film is scheduled to release on July 21, 2023.
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