Christopher Nolan receives a seven-figure check from WB as the studio wants the director back

director Christopher nolan received a seven-figure check from Warner Bros. as a sign of good will.

director Christopher nolan received a seven-figure check from Warner Bros. as a sign of good will.

The acclaimed director began his partnership with Warner Bros. in 2002 with his film Insomnia. Since then, Nolan has worked with WB for years, collaborating with them on The Dark Knight trilogy and its original films such as Inception, Interstellar and most recently Tenet.

However, a rift emerged between the director and the studio in 2020 when, at the height of the pandemic, Warner Bros. announced they would be releasing their 2021 films in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day, without the creators of them to inform. Nolan publicly condemned the decision of the day, calling HBO Max “the worst streaming service.” This led to Nolan leaving Warner Bros. and working with rival Universal Pictures to distribute his new film Oppenheimer.

With his new film on the horizon, Warner Bros. hopes to win Nolan back. He received a seven-figure royalty check from WB, a bonus given in good faith after “Tenet” underperformed at the box office on release in September 2020. A sign that the relationship is beginning to improve came when Nolan was doing post-production work on Oppenheimer on the Warners premises.

Who is in the Oppenheimer cast?

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Oppenheimer has a star cast including Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett, Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Modine, Jack Quaid, David Dastmalachina, Jason Clarke, Josh Peck, Devon Bostick, Gary Oldman, and Casey Affleck.

The film will be released on July 21, 2023 by Universal Pictures.