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

March 22nd, 2015 by Saxon 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.

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Stephen, or by a strange twist of fate, 'Saxon' as he has now become known as, is FTN's resident toy reviewer. He has been described by many as a 'Professional Layabout' with his hobbies consisting of Beer and Curries. Known for his dry humour and brutal honesty, his video's make for great entertainment. However, he is just a mere figment of your imagination and for all intents and purposes does not exist... Find his videos online at