‘Interstellar’: Nolan & McConaughey Preview Trailer #3 at Comic-Con

Published 9 months ago by , Updated July 30th, 2014 at 12:08 pm,

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Christopher Nolan may not get the fanboy attention he once had, now that he’s done with the Dark Knight Trilogy, but that hasn’t stopped his upcoming sci-fi film Insterstellar from capturing major attention – both at in the mainstream and in the hallowed halls of Comic-Con.

Nolan and his Interstellar leading man Matthew McConaughey surprised attendees of SDCC 2014 by showing up in person – something Nolan never ever did throughout his whole stint as the director of The Dark Knight Trilogy, or even his previous mega-blockbuster sci-fi film, Inception. The pair was on hand for the Paramount Pictures panel, answering questions about the ultra-secretive plot of the film as well as debuting a new trailer.

Previous trailers and plot rumors pointed to a story where a man named Cooper (McConaughey) embarks upon a daring mission to save Earth through extreme distance interstellar travel, hoping to help our planet recover from an environmental hazard that has supposedly dwindled the food supply. For the SDCC panel, Nolan was unusually open to offering more details on the film. Here’s a breakdown of some of the major reveals:

  • Nolan wants to create a realistic viewpoint from inside of a space craft to outer space.
  • This movie is important now because Nolan says we’re at the “cusp” of space exploration.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey is the Interstellar’s inspiration – Nolan wants his film to be equally as ambitious.
  • He joked about not listing everything that’s influenced Interstellar to avoid people knowing what he’s copying from. He did say he was obsessed with Blade Runner and even knew all of its lines when he was younger.
  • Nolan says the story is really about what it means to be human and our role in the universe.

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After that, trailer #3 was screened for the crowd. It apparently won’t be online for a few weeks, but early reactions from a handful of web journalists pretty much say it all - as does our detailed breakdown of the footage. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!


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  1. Can’t wait.


  3. in Nolan we trust the king is about to give us an iconic if not legendary movie

  4. Interstellar vs Big Hero 6. I suspect the later to take home the box office win, at least long term.

    • Its an interesting battle for sure, but i will have to disagree. nolan’s last original film in inception made a ton of money, double world wide what Wreck it Ralph made. Big Hero 6 is clearly more in line with Ralph than frozen, so i would say if the word of mouth is good on interstellar than it will win. However Nolan isn’t going for just cash here, he is going for awards. Big Hero 6 is not.

      • I LOVE nolan, but there is this DiCaprio effect for the casual audiences that helped boost early viewership for inception that THEN bolstered word of mouth… he won’t have that here.

  5. I thought it was somewhat obvious that Chastain was playing his grown up daughter. There are going to be a lot of feels in this movie

    • there’s 3 different time lines I guess. if you check imdb there’s a young, mid, and old murphy. so it looks like this movie will span across at least 60-70 years.

  6. ‘Interstellar’ is to be amazing. I have a dream that, still in our lifetime, there will be roundtrip travels to another star system with the advent of phased electrodynamic propulsion. http://youtu.be/6zh9abFF3ZE

  7. So it looks like they changed quite a few things from the original script, if Cooper and Murph meet when she’s grown up. Interesting stuff.

  8. This has always been my#1 pick for movie of the year,everything else just pales in comparison.

  9. YES!

  10. Man I’m torn! I want to see this Film knowing nothing about it but when the trailer is out I will watch it 20 times….