In real life and in the next Christopher Nolan movie oppenheimer, the engineers who worked closest to the Manhattan Project knew that there was a possibility that the atomic bomb would set the atmosphere of the entire planet on fire. That fear is very palpable in the film’s latest trailer, but it’s not enough to stop anyone from rushing towards inventing a bomb that shaped the story arc.
Though it’s filled with clever explosions and the deeply haunting crackle of a Geiger counter, oppenheimerThe latest trailer focuses primarily on J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), the theoretical physicist and director of the Los Alamos Laboratory who oversaw the design of the atomic bomb, grappling with the gravity of what he and his colleagues are creating.
As Nazi Germany has been developing a bomb of its own for months now, Oppenheimer, his wife Kitty (Emily Blunt) and Lieutenant General Leslie Richard Groves (Matt Damon) know that time is not on their side as they set out to recruit numerous scientists to being a part of the Manhattan Project without them understanding what they are becoming a part of. Oppenheimer fully understands, though, and the trailer emphasizes how his vision of what the bomb is and what he can do was a source of both deep hope and abject fear.
oppenheimer hits theaters June 21.