Robert Downey Jr joins the star-studded cast of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer

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The star of many Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, Robert Downey Jr, is reportedly all set to work with Oscar-winning director, Christopher Nolan in Oppenheimer.

If The Universal Pictures film, set to release on July 22, 2023, already did not have a star-studded cast with actors like Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr is rumored to join them in the biopic of J Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist remembered as one of the fathers of the atom bomb.

Back in 2019, Downey bid goodbye to his 10-year journey with marvel. It was an emotional farewell for him and Marvel fans from all across the globe. On the positive side, this goodbye meant for the fans to see him in a new cinematic venture. His appearance in the Dolittle film in 2020 though, fell short of expectations. Since then, fans have been waiting for him to appear in a promising film.

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In the same year, Downey showed his desire to work with Nolan. It was reported that he was trying to get hold of a meeting with the director to bag a role in his upcoming film. We think that Iron Man has yet again accomplished his mission successfully. Fans can’t help but get excited imaging these two working together and not creating a masterpiece.

Along with Downey, Matt Damon has also supposedly joined hands with Nolan once again. He has worked with Nolan in Interstellar, where his role was kept as a secret from the audience. Emma Thomas, the producer of Interstellar and Nolan’s partner, says the choice to cast Damon wasn’t based just on first impressions. Because of the twist, Thomas and Nolan thought that the actor’s role in the film would present audiences with a different narrative and emotional experience if they watched it again. In an interview with SiriusXM, Damon was also heard saying, “I would do any movie that Chris Nolan Directed”.

Murphy, who has also worked with Nolan on multiple projects – Inception, Dunkirk, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Batman Begins; stated he was surprised and thrilled when Nolan approached him with the leading role in Oppenheimer.

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We have already checked mark the box office Nolan and his glamorous cast. Nolan is known for building his relationship with actors over multiple films and fans can’t help but think about the kind of roles they expect Downey to see in and his transition from MCU to the Nolan Cinematic Universe. Fans can’t wait to see what Downey and Emily unravel as first time working with Nolan, and what new Damon and Murphy are bringing to the table.

Chris Nolan recently parted ways with Warner Bros and decided to sign with Universal. Universal describes Oppenheimer as an “epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.”

“Studios are turning to filmmakers with unique perspectives who can launch a film based on their name alone. Privately, other Hollywood players have voiced their desire to see ‘Oppenheimer’ succeed because it would encourage studio executives and financiers to take more chances on new ideas,” Variety’s Rebecca Rubin said in her explanation of why the film could be the last of its kind.