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This week (May 8), we finally got a new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated upcoming film Oppenheimer. Click inside to check it out!

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an IMAX-shot 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. The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist credited with being the “father of the atomic bomb” for his role in the Manhattan Project—the World War II undertaking that developed the first nuclear weapons.

Oppenheimer also stars Emily Blunt as biologist and botanist Katherine ‘Kitty’ Oppenheimer, Oscar winner Matt Damon as General Leslie Groves Jr. (director of the Manhattan Project) and Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss (a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission). Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh plays plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber and Josh Hartnett plays pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence. The film also stars Oscar winner Rami Malek and reunites Christopher Nolan with eight-time Oscar nominated actor, writer and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh.

Additional cast members include Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), Dylan Arnold (Halloween franchise), David Krumholtz (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises).

The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan. Oppenheimer was filmed in a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography including, for the first time ever, sections in IMAX black and white analogue photography.

After earning over $5 billion at the global box office and winning 11 Oscars from films such as Tenet, Dunkirk, Interstellar, Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy, Nolan looks to add to his amazing legacy with Oppenheimer. The film hits theaters on July 21. Check out the trailer for it below and let us know what you think about it in the comments!