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The ending to Interstellar was to be “Much more straightforward”

March 22nd, 2015 by Marc Comments


If there’s one thing all of us at FTN Towers can agree on, it’s that the ending to last year’s Interstellar was mind – and reality – bending.  But it wasn’t always going to be so complex… 


The way the movie ends is, frankly, mental.  Matthew McConaughey’s character travels through a wormhole and ends up in the fifth dimension, where he can push the back of a bookcase to talk to his daughter in the past.  As far as endings go, it’s really out there.  But apparently the original idea was vastly different.  According to The Playlist, writer Jonathan Nolan has said his ending “had the Einstein-Rosen bridge [ a wormhole] collapse when Cooper tries to send the data back,”

This means he wouldn’t have been able to reunite with his daughter, making it a much darker ending where essentially the hero succeeds but ultimately dies. When Nolan’s brother Christopher signed on to direct the movie, the original idea was abandoned and the strange.. dare we say it… spacey-wacey timey wimey ending was used.

You can find out more about the making of Interstellar, including it’s original ending, in the special features of the Blu-Ray, when it hits shelves on March 31st.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….