Universal released a brief teaser for its upcoming Christopher Nolan movie Oppenheimerin which Cillian Murphy plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb.
The preview, only seconds long, was released early Thursday on Universal’s social media channels and played on repeat.
Amid a ticking clock, displayed on screen, and images of a fiery explosion, the voices of various characters are heard.
“The world is changing, reforming itself. This is your time,” a voiceover says at the start. Later, as Murphy’s character is shown adjusting his hat while standing in front of a window and then walking down a hallway, a voiceover intones, “You gave them the power to destroy themselves and made him the most important man who ever lived.”
Oppenheimer is set to hit theaters July 21, 2023, and the pic, which Universal won a bidding war for, is the first Nolan has done in years without his longtime Warner Bros. studio.
The film has a star-studded cast including Kenneth Branagh, Michael Angarano, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, Dane DeHaan, Jack Quaid, and Matthew Modine.
After Oppenheimer helped develop the atomic bomb during World War II, his loyalty to the United States was questioned by warmongering government officials.
Oppenheimer is based on the 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.