Christopher Nolan’s Latest Quotes About ‘Oppenheimer’ Make It Sound Like It’ll Be His Best Film Yet

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Following the disappointment that was 2020’s Tenet, acclaimed director Christopher Nolan is back this year with his new film Oppenheimer.

Appearing at CinemaCon in Las Vegas earlier this week to promote the film, Nolan made some comments about the project — particularly the man at its center, J. Robert Oppenheimer — that has movie fans believing it could legitimately be his best film yet.

“I know of no more dramatic tale with higher stakes,” Nolan said.

“Like it or not, J. Robert Oppenheimer is the most important person who ever lived. He made the world that we live in for better or for worse. His story has to be seen to be believed.”

In addition to the comments from Nolan, new footage from the highly anticipated film was shown to the CinemaCon crowd.

If the first trailer for the film is any indication, Oppenheimer, at the very least, looks like it will be a contender at next year’s Academy Awards, particularly when it comes to competing in the Best Director and Best Actor categories for Nolan and star Cillian Murphy, respectively.

In addition to Peaky Blinders star and frequent Nolan collaborator Cillian Murphy as the titular Oppenheimer — otherwise known as the “father of the atomic bomb” — the film boasts a star-studded cast that includes Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, Kenneth Branagh, and more.

Oppenheimer — Nolan’s first project for Universal Pictures following his highly-publicized departure from Warner Bros. — is set to hit theaters in the United States on Friday, July 21.

Somewhat infamously, Oppenheimer will be hitting the movie theaters on the same day as Greta Gerwig’s star-studded Barbie, leading movie fans to either joke about a battle between the two or celebrate the fact that they can experience such a diametrically opposed double feature.

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