As we suggested yesterday, Christopher Nolan made his Comic Con debut Thursday afternoon as Paramount took over Hall H to the applause and surprise of over 6,000 fans. Interstellar‘s star, Matthew McConaughey, took the stage first to his patented “Alright alright alright” and discussed Nolan’s process on set, but McConaughey didn’t divulge any plot details before introducing his director. Nolan, a hero at Comic Con for his Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception, arrived on stage to talk about, in McConaughey’s words, “by far the most ambitious film Mr. Nolan has directed.” He thanked his fans before introducing a third trailer to his sci-fi epic which has yet to be released online.
The plot of the sci-fi epic Interstellar has been kept mostly close to the vest other than its being based on theories of space travel through wormholes. The first and second trailers paint a poor picture of a future earth coupled with beautiful IMAX shots of space. While neither McConaughey nor Nolan would shed more light on the plot Nolan shared his predisposition toward space. “I grew up in a time when being an astronaut was the highest ambition of any child. The idea that we’d keep exploring space seemed an inevitability,” he told a breathless crowd. Nolan may not have become an astronaut, but on November 7th, the director will deliver the cosmos to a whole new generation of space strivers, no doubt some future astronauts among them.