Universal unveiled the first Oppenheimer poster, anticipating the explosive and tragic story that changed the world behind Christopher Nolan’s new film.
The first poster from Oppenheimer released by Universal offers an explosive first look at the theme narrated in the peculiar biopic of Christopher Nolan. The ambiguous and evocative poster sees Cillian Murphy in the center of the image surrounded by an atomic cloud.
Oppenheimer is based on the Pulitzer Prize book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, written by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. The film will focus on theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer as he works at Los Alamos Laboratory during the era of the Manhattan Project and Ultimate becomes the father of the atomic bomb.
Cillian Murphy leads the film’s cast as Oppenheimer. With him we find Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, Dane DeHaan, Jack Quaid and many others.
Oppenheimer’s development was first announced in late 2021, when Christopher Nolan reunited with Cillian Murphy after previously directing him in the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and Dunkirk. Unlike most of his previous works, Nolan auctioned Oppenheimer’s rights to a variety of studios following his break with Warner Bros. due to the choice to release the films simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max during the ‘sanitary emergency. Universal won the rights to Oppenheimer in a heated bidding war with the production, which runs from January to March 2022.