New Trailer for Interstellar Finally Takes Us Through the Wormhole

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July 30 2014 3:35 PM

New Trailer for Interstellar Finally Takes Us Through the Wormhole

Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar
Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar.

Still from the trailer

The marketing for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar has thus far been remarkably restrained—coy, even. We’ve known for over a year now that the movie would follow its heroes through a wormhole to distant reaches of space, but the marketing for the movie, which will finally come out in November, has taken its time in getting to the intergalactic fireworks factory.

That changes somewhat with the new trailer, which finally shows us life on the other side of the wormhole, where an astronaut (Matthew McConaughey) and the rest of his crew (played by Anne Hathaway and Wes Bentley, among others) are seeking a way to save Earth.

McConaughey also gives a very Rust Cohle-esque monologue (“We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars—now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt”), while Michael Caine recites Dylan Thomas. Meanwhile, a female voice delivers this doozy: “Love is the one thing that transcends time and space.” Or maybe she says space, not time. No, I don’t know what she’s talking about.

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Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

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