‘Interstellar’ Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Should Stop Piloting Things When He’s Crying That Much


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Here is a takeaway from this latest trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar: Matthew McConaughey is going to cry a lot in this thing. The star of the upcoming sci-fi space opus already teared it up in the film’s first teaser, and now he looks like he’s back at it. This time, though, it looks like he’s crying in space. Here is another takeaway from this latest trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar: we’re going to space, you guys!

This new trailer gives us a much better and wider look at what Nolan’s spacey stuff is going to look like — cold, watery, very cool — alongside McConaughey apparently sobbing at every turn. As it so happens, when you decide to go save the world and leave your family in the process, you get emotional about it. We’re right there with you, big guy. Take a look:

Nolan’s latest sees McConaughey as an engineer tasked with helping save the world (shades of Armageddon here, and oh, put your pitchfork away). Turns out, the world is in the middle of a serious drought — one that’s rendered in this latest trailer by way of plenty of big, sprawling, choking dust clouds — and a team is being sent into space (and, presumably, through a wormhole of some kind) to help salvage the planet.

As of now, it’s (probably purposely) unclear what that voyage will consist of. Are the travelers going back in time to fix something? Is it past Earth they are going to? Another planet? Another galaxy? Although Michael Caine does tell us in voiceover that nothing “in our solar system” can help us, it’s possible that’s a little bait and switch? It’s just — a wormhole! why a wormhole? why not just regular space travel? we’re confused!

There’s been little doubt that McConaughey and his team (which includes Anne Hathaway and Wes Bentley, who pop up here for fuller looks than we’ve previously gotten) make it to space, but it’s still compelling to see that promise come true in a trailer. Why? Well, if we’re already being shown that they do make it elsewhere, that means that there are other secrets being held back. Now that’s tantalizing. 

This new trailer also offers still more dirt, Topher Grace looking sad, Jessica Chastain looking sad, Hathaway doing some good old-fashioned wonder face and plenty of McConaughey tears. Oh, also an ice planet? And some kind of device that looks like it belongs in an Ikea. It’s got it all! What it doesn’t have, at least yet, are any big answers, and that’s something we kind of can’t wait to see change once we finally see the film.

As The Playlist notes, don’t hold your breath for Interstellar to bow early, as “Toronto, NYFF and Venice have already unveiled their main slates, it’s a near certainty it won’t turn up now,” though there has been some chatter that the film could pop up as a secret screening at one of those festivals. 

Interstellar opens in theaters on November 6.

Kate is an entertainment and culture writer and editor living in New York City. She is also a contributing writer for,,, Vulture,,, The Dissolve, Screen Crush, New York Daily News, Mental Floss, and amNY. Her previous work can also be found at MSN Movies, Boxoffice Magazine, and She lives her life like a French movie, Steve.

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