Inception Stars Talk Sequel And What That Ending Means
On the red carpet of the film's L.A. premiere, MTV News caught up with the stars of Christopher Nolan's latest mindbender to see if they thought the film could support a sequel and to quiz them on their interpretations of the final scene, with one actor offering a very tantalizing clue. Spoilers ahead.
Leonardo DiCaprio had a definite view of whether his character made it back to reality or was still stuck in a subconscious dream, but sadly did not want to share with the rest of the class, saying that "I have my own specific take on that final scene," but wanted to let audiences to interpret the end for themselves.
Cillian Murphy was just as tight-lipped, announcing that he "wouldn't want to give an opinion on that," and refusing to speculate on any chance of a sequel. Clearly, to get any good info, we're gonna have to go to the fourth or fifth leads.
And like manna from heaven, Lukas Haas has given freely of his opinion: "My take? I think it's real," he declared. And with Dom Cobb alive and well and lucid, that leaves the door open to a sequel, a sequel that could easily be made, says Haas.
But it was Dileep Rao, who played Yusef the Chemist, who gave the most fascinating clue and suggested audiences ignore their eyes, if just for a moment. "You know what, I'll just say this: Use your ears not your eyes," he offered.
I'm honestly torn on this -- on the one hand, his kids are still in almost the same position as he saw them last. And, though I can't recall, are they even wearing the same clothes as they were in Cobb's reoccurring visions? But on the other hand -- didn't that top seem like it wobbled just the teeeeeensiest bit right before the movie cut to black?
What do you think? Is it real or is it another dream? Did Cobb make it out alive or is he still stuck in the purgatory of his subconscious?