The Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Finally Blasts Off

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May 16 2014 2:25 PM

The Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Finally Blasts Off

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Matthew McConaughey in the trailer for Interstellar

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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, his first original movie since Inception and his first movie since wrapping up the Dark Knight trilogy, comes out in November, but has thus far been kept tightly under wraps. The first full trailer, posted today, doesn’t really let the cat out of the bag just yet: The movie will apparently follow a team of astronoauts after they travel through a wormhole, but the trailer doesn’t show us a whole lot of that journey, focusing instead on why they’re taking it.

What we do see looks surprisingly sentimental and family-oriented for a Christopher Nolan movie—usually family members in Christopher Nolan movies are dead—like a warmer, fuzzier 2001. But I’m willing to bet that things will get much darker from there, no matter what Matthew McConaughey’s character might tell himself about Murphy’s Law. And the glimpses of space thus far, even decades after 2001 and just one year after Gravity, look like they will be legitimately awe-inspiring.

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We’ll see more of the rest of the cast—which includes not just Matthew McConaughey but also Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Casey Affleck, and Matt Damon—on Nov. 7.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer.