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Loopy profession twist for Oppenheimer star


In an sudden merging of worlds, Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy has stated, if there’s a Barbie sequel, he’d prefer to play Ken.

The 2 movies — collectively dubbed Barbenheimer — debuted to the fourth largest opening weekend in cinematic historical past after they premiered on the identical day final week.

Barbie shattered its rival, incomes $356 million (A$526 million) worldwide from a 65 per cent feminine viewers on its opening weekend. Oppenheimer, in the meantime, earned $180 million (A$266 million).

Greta Gerwig’s finances was reportedly as much as A$215 million, which means Barbie has made its a refund in just some days.

Regardless of their wildly totally different themes — Barbie is about an iconic doll, whereas Oppenheimer is concerning the workforce behind the primary atomic bomb — the 2 films have proved unusually unifying. Collectively, they’ve been credited with “saving cinema” after the transfer in the direction of streaming decimated audiences’ appetites for a conventional blockbuster.

As a purple carpet occasion this week, Murphy, who performs the titular J. Robert Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s movie, hinted a literal Barbenheimer sequel may very well be within the works.

Requested by a reporter whether or not he would play Ken in a possible sequel to Gerwig’s scorching pink flick, Murphy didn’t miss a beat.

“Sure! Let’s read a script,” he advised Latin American movie publication Cinéfilos. “Let’s have a conversation.”

Murphy stated he was tremendous excited to see Barbie, which stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken.

“I can’t wait to see the movie. I think it’s great for cinema, you know, you’ve got all these great movies happening this summer,” he added.

The shortage of viewers competitors between the 2 movies has baffled movie critics, who say they’ve by no means seen something prefer it.

“This is an unequivocally great weekend for moviegoing,” stated David A. Gross, who runs the film consulting agency Franchise Leisure Analysis, as per Selection.

Barbie and Oppenheimer are complementing each other at the box office, not taking audience from each other.”

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore, advised CNN that the movies’ opening weekend was “unprecedented”, with each flicks benefiting from their rivalry.

“I can’t really think of any parallels ever. Where both movies became bigger because of each other,” he puzzled.


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