We’re not sure if this news should be taken serious, but during a recent interview on Reddit, director Alfonso Cuaron revealed an alternate ending that they had for the movie, and it’s a bit darker (or hilarious).
“We had an alternative ending in which after landing on Earth, Ryan will get back on her feet and as she’s walking away Matt Kovalski falls from the sky and crashes her to death. And then cut to black. Create scroll in silence.”
There’s no indication that he was joking, but you never know. It’s something that could have been easily added into the film. If it was real I imagine Warner Bros. didn’t care much for the idea. The director then went on to talk about the future of film, saying,
“There used to be only one paradigm: the experience of going to the theaters. Later on, that paradigm was dual: people would watch movies in the cinema and also on TV. Later on came home video and now we have all these different formats. There used to be only be visuals, then there came sound, and then color. Now we’re making the transition into the digital formats where everybody can have affordable systems in their homes. What I believe is that, because of the new ways of production and distribution, multiple paradigms are going to be created. They are going to co-exist. Each one of these paradigms is going to constantly evolve and go in many different directions. I think all of this is very exciting because it’s going to challenge our current conceptions of cinema in which the format of experience of film and/or the length are going to very diverse.”
Have you seen Gravity? Personally we weren’t that impressed. Apart form the great scenes of space porn through-out the entire film, there really was not that much going on. This alternate ending definitely would not have worked with the movie, so we’re not buying this at all.