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.