Even though Christopher Nolan’s movie Oppenheimer has been a huge hit, Cillian Murphy has shown an interest in trying out a different side of the movie business. Since everyone is talking about Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, Cillian Murphy was recently asked if he would be interested in playing Ken in a possible sequel to the now-iconic comedy hit.
During its first weekend, Barbie made a big splash and earned a huge $162 million. But Oppenheimer also did very well at the box office, making an amazing $82 million even though it was a three-hour biographical film with an R rating.
Nolan told IGN before the release of both films that he was excited to have two big summer films coming out at the same time. “The summer is always busy in a good market, and we’ve been doing this for a long time,” he said. “I think those of us who care about films have been waiting a long time for the market to get busy again, and now it has, which is great.”
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Murphy agreed with Nolan and said he was excited about Barbie and the crowded market. “I really like it. I mean, I will go see Barbie. I’m so excited to see it. I think it’s great for the film business and for viewers that two great films by great directors are coming out on the same day. Could spend the whole day at the movies, what could be better?”
How likely it is that Murphy will become Ken is still up in the air. The actor is still thinking about how powerful it was to play J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical scientist who invented the atomic bomb during World War II.
Robert Downey Jr. praised Murphy’s hard work and said he had never seen an actor give more for a part than Murphy did in Oppenheimer. To play the complicated character, Murphy had to go into dramatic isolation and lose weight.