New York’s Premiere of ‘Oppenheimer’ Was Canceled Due to The SAG-AFTRA Strike

Universal has released a statement showing more support for the SAG-AFTRA strike, which is still going on. Because of this, the July 17 red carpet event in New York for the movie “Oppenheimer” has been scrapped.

The event was canceled because SAG-AFTRA went on strike on Thursday, July 15, during the London opening of the movie. The cast and crew walked out of the opening as a show of unity.

“Oppenheimer,” a movie by Christopher Nolan that people are very excited about, will come out on July 21. Before it came out in theaters everywhere, the movie had already been shown in Paris and London, though the London showing was interrupted by the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Big names like Cillian Murphy, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, and Robert Downey Jr. joined the walkout during the opening.

Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) started the strike after the Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike recently. The strike’s main goals are to get better working conditions and fair pay.

With more than 160,000 members, SAG-AFTRA’s strike rules make it impossible for its stars to promote their movies. We expect that this strike will have a big and long-lasting effect on the industry.