Releasing on the same day as Greta Gerwig‘s Barbie, Christopher Nolan‘s new thriller, Oppenheimer, is sure to be a major contrast to its box office competition. Luckily, we have you covered on all the ways you can watch this new flick!
Based on Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin’s book, American Prometheus, Oppenheimer is a biological thriller about J. Robert Oppenheimer — the physicist who helped create the world’s first nuclear weapons. Aside from Cillian Murphy starring as the titular character, the movie also features a slew of big names such as Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr. and Florence Pugh.
So where can you watch Oppenheimer? Is it on Netflix? What about Max?
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming movie:
WHERE TO WATCH OPPENHEIMER:
As of now, the only way to watch Oppenheimer is to head out to a movie theater when it releases on Friday, July 21. You can find a local showing on Fandango. Otherwise, you’ll just have to wait for it to become available to rent or purchase on digital platforms like Amazon, Vudu, YouTube and Apple or become available to stream on Peacock. Read on for more information.
WHEN WILL OPPENHEIMER BE ON DIGITAL? WILL OPPENHEIMER BE ON PRIME VIDEO?
Unfortunately, there is no digital release date for Oppenheimer — yet. Asteroid City, another recent Universal Pictures film, came to digital platforms like Amazon Prime Video about three weeks after its theatrical release. If Oppenheimer follows the same pattern, you might be able to rent or purchase it by mid-August 2023.
But if Nolan’s film sticks to the 45-day standard that most movies follow, it might not be available on digital until early September 2023.
WHEN WILL OPPENHEIMER BE ON PEACOCK?
While a Peacock release date for Oppenheimer has not yet been announced, we can make an estimate based on another recent film distributed by Universal Pictures. Cocaine Bear was released in theaters on Feb. 24 before joining the streaming platform on April 14 — a little over 45 days after its debut. If Oppenheimer follows the same trajectory, it should come to Peacock by early September 2023.
However, other movies like Nope have taken a little longer to reach the streamer (more than 100 days, to be exact) so it’s best to take this estimate with a grain of salt.
WILL OPPENHEIMER BE ON MAX?
No, Oppenheimer will not be on Max since it’s not a Warner Bros. movie. The platform — previously known as HBO Max — also no longer does direct-to-streaming releases. Instead, they’ve implemented a 45-day window between the theatrical release and the Max release.
WILL OPPENHEIMER BE ON NETFLIX?
No, Oppenheimer will not be on Netflix — at least not any time soon. In the meantime, you’ll just have to head out to a movie theater or wait for it to become available to stream on Peacock.