Producers Wanted Alfonso Cuarón to Change the ‘Gravity’ Ending

/Film | 1/18/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Spoilers for Gravity follow.

Alfonso Cuarón won a Best Director Oscar for Gravity, so it’s safe to assume he knew what he was doing when he made the science fiction thriller starring Sandra Bullock. And yet, the studio really wanted the filmmaker to change the picture’s ending. According to Cuarón’s pal Guillermo del Toro, producers tried to make Cuarón tack on a needless rescue scene during the Gravity ending, but Cuarón stuck to his guns – and took home an Academy Award for his troubles.

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In case you need a refresher, Gravity, the 2013 sci-fi film that throws one problem after another at astronaut Sandra Bullock, concludes with Bullock’s character crashing down to earth into a lake, and emerging from the water in a manner that recalls the stage of evolution when life first stepped out of the sea and onto land. And then the movie ends. That’s it – we don’t see where Bullock goes from there, or what happens next. And that works wonderfully – her journey is concluded, and in a sense, she’s been reborn. Here’s the scene in question, in case you want to see it.

But that wasn’t good enough for the studio heads, who wanted director Alfonso Cuarón to add a somewhat more generic ending. Fellow filmmaker and close Cuarón friend Guillermo del Toro spilled the beans on Twitter, as he’s wont to do. According to del Toro, the studio was hoping that Cuarón would add some shots of helicopters coming to rescue Bullock, and Cuarón was having none of it.

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