Oppenheimer | New Trailer

While Oppenheimer is the esoteric, stony-faced theorist of the film (he’s referred to as the “great improviser”), Groves has more material concerns: namely, whether or not the bomb will lead to the destruction of the entire world. Oppenheimer’s answer to that question—that the chances of mass extinction via nuclear explosion are “near zero”— doesn’t exactly satisfy. But the dream of (as Oppenheimer puts it) ensuring “a peace mankind has never seen,” takes precedence, ultimately begetting a devastating end to WWII that cost hundreds of thousands of civilian lives.


Aside from introducing Damon as Groves, the new trailer also offers first glimpses at characters like businessman and naval officer Lewis Strauss (Robert Downey Jr.), Oppenheimer’s wife Kitty (Emily Blunt), physicists Jean Tatlock (Florence Pugh) and Isidor Isaac Rabi (David Krumholtz, and even Albert Einstein (Tom Conti). Oppenheimer’s heavyweight cast also includes Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Modine, Jack Quaid, Josh Peck, Devon Bostick, Alex Wolff, Gary Oldman, Casey Affleck, Tony Goldwyn, and more.

Oppenheimer premieres in theaters on July 21.