Warning: major spoilers ahead.
Christopher Nolan doesn’t do director’s cuts or deleted scenes, but “Interstellar” seems to be allowing him to find ways to expand both the science and story behind the movie (which has already changed considerably since the days when Steven Spielberg was set to direct). In stores right now, you can snap up the companion book “The Science of Interstellar” by theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, who has a been a key part of the movie for years. And in the December issue of Wired, among the many treats waiting for you in the Nolan-edited edition will be a new comic expanding on a central subplot to the film.
For many, the appearance of Matt Damon in the film’s midsection was a surprise, and his duplicitous character helps throttle “Interstellar” into the third act. When Cooper and Brand arrive on the icy planet where Dr. Mann has been stationed in isolation and has nearly given up hope of returning to Earth, it turns out the scientist faked his data in order to get rescued. Moreover, he reveals that “Plan B” was the intended mission all along. And in the Nolan-penned comic, “Absolute Zero,” we’ll learn more about what Mann was up to before the arrival of Endurance, as he hung around with robot KIPP.
You can preview the full comic below or read it in full right here.