Watch: First Promo for 'The Martian' Introduces the Ares 3 Crew

June 7, 2015
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The Martian Promo

"Crew Fact: Huge fan of classic Kung Fu movies." 20th Century Fox has debuted a fantastic promo video for The Martian adapted from Andy Weir's novel, directed by Ridley Scott. The video is a viral promo for NASA featuring astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, who takes us on a tour of the Hermes spacecraft soon embarking on the ARES 3 mission to Mars. In the video we get to meet crew members: Kate Mara as Beth Johanssen, Michael Peña as Rick Martinez, Sebastian Stan as Chris Beck, Aksel Hennie as Alex Vogel, and Jessica Chastain as Melissa Lewis. And finally, we get a few minutes with Matt Damon as Watney at the end. I can't wait to see a full trailer, but this is a perfect introduction for now. View below.

The Martian

The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Prometheus) and written by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods). Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) became one of the first people to walk on Mars. But after a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Sebastian Stan and more star in the film 20th Century Fox will release in time for Thanksgiving on November 25th.

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  • Nishit Singh
    Dying to see the teaser trailer? Any idea when that'll happen?
  • Akirakorn
    So the remade Mission to Mars, and recast the only black role with a white actor. THAS WAYCYST!! Seriously though, hasn't half the astronauts just suited up, one way or another in the past year or two. Off the top of my head Damon and Chastain (kinda) in Intestellar, and Mara (again kinda) in Fantastic Four.
    • avconsumer2
      80% through the book and none of the astronauts are black to my knowledge. (though, they really don't even mention race, so they could all be black for all I know!)
  • Matthew
    I'm sorry but as the other poster said, this is a remake of Mission to Mars, and fine. But I want Prometheus 2! I'm itchy for Ridley to get it right after the major backlash.
      Just wait until the trailer. It is special.
    • Ryan
      yah, dont expect this to be a fantasy sci-fi. its a hard science fiction film that very realistically portrays being stranded on mars. book is fantastic, i agree with DAVID PD, wait for the trailer. Because it will be great.
    • ari smulders
      Ridley Scott has nothing to prove to us. He made the sience fiction classics blade runner and alien. That's more than we will ever archieve and much more than ever Cameron, Gunn, Wan, Bay, inneratu, etc will accomplish. We ow him our deepest gratitude and respect...
      • Dude I dont know what you're on but come on. Alien and BR are in my own top 5 all-time movie list but It doesn't mean you should have to be ok with Mediocre film making just because oh wow its Sir R scott. If anything at all, he has to make up for the last few movies, IMO.
    This is making me excited! The aesthetic is great.
    • Pssst. So was Prometheus. Scott has to make up for his last 3 extremely underwhelming movies (IMO). Want this to be good but not holding my breath.
      • DAVIDPD
        Yeah I am just excited because I enjoyed the source material so much. Scott's name on this film is really quite a neutral point, the cast is what people should be excited about.
  • Node js
    Will the screenplay be good enough?
  • #hashtageverything as DavidPD said the aesthetic is bonus.
  • ari smulders
    Ridley Scott must do as he pleases. He did gives us the classics blade runner and alien. He has nothing to prove to others It takes allot of James gunses to make one Ridley Scott... Remember James Cameron's breaktrough came after Aliens ,nothing more nothing less. Only Kubrick and Spielberg can match him, and no one else...
    • What are you talking about? His last 3 movies were complete and utter rubbish?
  • avconsumer2
    Terrific book. Curious to see how they deal with all the internal dialogue / diary entries that Watney does. Seems like it'd be a tricky screenplay. (but super stoked)
    • Mark Brackney
      Anyone else (other than me, of course) notices that he has the exact- same colors as BB8?
  • FDAapprove
    Both actors from Interstellar! Lol looks like a sequel Still can't wait for it




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