As two highly-anticipated movies, “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer,” get ready for their release on July 21, 2023, the director of “Oppenheimer” sees it as a win-win situation for both films.
Nolan, who often releases his movies on the third Friday of July, expressed his happiness that people are returning to movie theaters. He believes a crowded marketplace is a positive sign for the film industry.
Nolan is no stranger to movie battles. In 2008, his film “The Dark Knight” clashed with the ABBA musical “Mamma Mia.” The difference this time is that “Barbie” and “The Dark Knight” are both PG-13, attracting a broader audience, while “Oppenheimer” is rated R, making it a rarity among Nolan’s films.
Other filmmakers, like Tom Cruise and Greta Gerwig, have shown support for all the movies in theaters this summer. They shared pictures on social media holding tickets for different movies, promoting a positive atmosphere among competitors.
Cillian Murphy, the star of “Oppenheimer,” also embraces the competition and plans to see “Barbie” himself. He believes having two amazing films from talented filmmakers on the same day is a great thing for the film industry and audiences.
Matt Damon, another star of “Oppenheimer,” also encourages moviegoers to enjoy multiple films in a weekend, reminiscing about his days of seeing two movies every weekend with Ben Affleck.
Overall, the clash between “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” is seen as a healthy competition that benefits both movies and the audience. With a variety of films to choose from, people can have a fantastic time at the cinema this summer.