Christopher Nolan has always made films with primarily complex events that are always explained in the form of a plot twist at the film’s climax. When he began his career, he did it with Following and repeated it in Oppenheimer, his last work. But with Interstellar, the English director had doubts about the ending of the 2014 sci-fi film because what he had originally planned was darker than what audiences saw in theaters.
Nerdlist says that in a meeting with Christopher Nolan, the filmmaker not only explained everything that happens in the film but also made it clear that the dark ending he originally had in mind was a much simpler sequence, but that it wasn’t that the plot gave Turn so directly.
What is “Interstellar” about?
staring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, and more. “Interstellar” tells the story of Joseph Cooper, a farmer-turned-NASA astronaut who must put his space suit back on to embark on a journey of no return to save humanity from the environmental destruction plaguing Earth.
At the same time, Cooper’s daughter Murph (Mackenzie Foy) notices a rather strange phenomenon in her room, as the place has a gravitational anomaly for a reason that will be explained below.
What happened at the end of “Interstellar”?
Before explaining the climax and outcome of the film, there will be spoilers.
Cooper and scientist Amelia Brand (Anne Hathaway) travel through two planets that later turn out to be inhospitable. At one point in the film, he realizes that he must sacrifice himself in order to travel to another galaxy, where there are three planets for the inhabitants of Earth to live on, even if they are near the black hole called Gargantua condition.
As the film progresses, Cooper realizes that this black hole is connected to Earth, specifically his home, where his little daughter Murph detects this gravitational anomaly, which later leads to Morse code, which causes the little girl to read a mathematical equation to save the Earth, something she achieves when she grows up.
Then comes the end of the film, in which the Earth is saved, its inhabitants move to another place, Cooper is still an adult, and his daughter is already an elderly person.
What was the original ending of Interstellar?
At this meeting, it was reported that the original idea for the ending was something much darker, in which the black hole would collapse the moment Cooper communicates with little Murph, so that the film’s protagonist would not survive without it to describe in detail whether the earth was saved or not.
If the sequence just explained had been the one that was chosen last, the final sequence of “Interstellar” and everything that was shown in theaters, it might not have existed, and it would never have been possible to know whether Cooper had achieved his target or not.