Christopher Nolan Refutes Rumors That He Is Angry with Barbenheimer
The release of the two most anticipated films of the summer, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, is becoming the most important cinematic event of the post-pandemic era. With the entire world surrendered to this event, the rumors surrounding the discontent of the director of Batman: The Dark Knight (94%) regarding the shared release date had caused widespread surprise in the public, however, recent statements by the filmmaker himself affirms the opposite.
Barbenheimer Arrives in Theaters
July 20 will mark the arrival of Barbenheimer in theaters, an event that has gained popularity and has become a phenomenon that has gained the attention of its own and strangers, swept away by the marketing wave that Barbie started a few weeks ago, thus providing the breeding ground for the most anticipated release date in years. But the concept has had the luxury of going beyond the cinematographic sphere, giving rise to an event that will undoubtedly be remembered as a great marker of its time.
Nolan Sets the Record Straight
With all the eyes of the press and spectators on the during the press tour of these two films, this week, the Insider medium assured that four different sources confirmed that Nolan did not approve of his project sharing the release date with a Warner film, with whom he had been publicly in conflict after the premiere of Tenet (83%). Not even 24 hours elapsed for this information to be refuted by Nolan’s comments to IGN: “Summer, in a prime market, it’s always crowded, and we’ve been doing this for a long time… I think for those of us who care about movies, we expected to have a crowded market again, and now it’s here and that’s fantastic.”
Strength in Unity
This is how this more than positive opinion regarding sharing a release date with Barbie puts an end to a rumor that had little to do with the irrepressible force of Barbenheimer. After months of speculation and rumors about the possible confrontation of both films at the box office, fueled by the agreement between Nolan and Universal for the distribution of their projects, it is proven that there is strength in unity.
An Ambitious Vision
This new association, created by the fracture labor between Warner and Nolan due to the failure of Tenet with COVID in the middle, includes a production budget of 100 million dollars, which has allowed Oppenheimer to have a more ambitious and detailed vision of its creator. And while an equally substantial marketing budget had been put in place to ensure proper promotion of their upcoming projects, it’s clear that this time around, it’s been built organically without significant expense to the distributor.
A Cinematic Legacy
Based on the book American Prometheus, the film narrates the events of the Manhattan Project and the role played in it by the father of the atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer. Critics are already praising it as a horror film, as well as for the absence of computer effects to recreate the explosion that changed history. Regardless of the outcome of this event, already very positive at first, or if it can be reversed permanently despite the negative trends in movie theater attendance, this event is already guaranteed an important legacy in the cinematic history of this century. The enormous interest of the public, as well as the commitment of filmmakers and actors to deliver a quality product, has remained a testimony that cinema continues to be transcendental for world culture.