Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey crashed the Paramount Pictures panel on Thursday, bringing with them a brand new trailer for their film Interstellar.

New Interstellar Footage

Nolan and McConaughey surprised Hall H when they walked on stage towards the end of the Paramount panel, which had already hosted surprise guest Megan Fox from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. McConaughey reportedly greeted the elated Hall H crowd with his mantra, “Alright, alright, alright,” and introduced Nolan.

Surprisingly, this marked first Comic-Con appearances for both McConaughey and Nolan, but it likely will not be the last.

“This is my first Comic-Con, thanks for having me. I heard ‘yall were loud, though,” McConaughey said before leading the crowd in one big cheer.


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“I’ve heard a lot about this really being a place where people are most passionate about movies and popular culture in general, so I thought I’d come see what all the fuss is about. I’m not disappointed and extremely honored to be here,” Nolan told the cheering crowd.

The two shared a brand new trailer for Interstellar that, unfortunately, will not be released to the public any time soon. The trailer featured exclusive, new footage from the film, including glimpses of co-stars Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine.

Christopher Nolan Teases Interstellar Plot

While on stage, Nolan elaborated on the Interstellar plot. Earth has been ravaged by the effects of global warming. McConaughey, an engineer, and a group of researchers and astronauts leave on a mission “not just through this solar system, not just through this galaxy, but into a whole other galaxy,” Nolan teased. The goal of the mission, Nolan revealed, is to find another Earth where mankind could survive.

The film, Nolan said, was inspired by the scientific theory of wormholes as a vehicle to explore the universe and even travel through space and time. In fact, theoretical physicist Kip Thorne worked closely with Nolan on the creation of the script and is credited as an executive producer.

“For me, in working on the script, there were a lot of very intense conversations with somebody who is much better informed than me. It actually made my head hurt a bit…He’s a very generous collaborator, and somebody who has spent an incredible amount of time thinking about these concepts,” Nolan said of Thorne.

Interstellar will hit theaters on November 7.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong


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