Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Adds Chiwetel Ejiofor & The Winter Soldier

October 23, 2014
Source: EW

Chiwetel Ejiofor

For a film that primarily focuses on an astronaut (Matt Damon) who is stranded in a colony on Mars and struggles to survive, hoping he can last long enough for NASA to organize a rescue mission, there sure seems to be a lot of supporting cast members signing on to The Martian. Director Ridley Scott is at the helm of the film written by Cabin in the Woods scribe Drew Goddard, which starts shooting next month, and EW has learned three more names have just joined the film. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Mackenzie Davis (That Awkward Moment) are on board.

No word on who the three new cast members will be playing, but there have already been a lot of NASA personnel cast with Sean Bean recently taking the role of a NASA flight director and Jeff Daniels as the director of NASA dealing with the aforementioned crisis. The rest of the cast also includes Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig and Donald Glover. This is a pretty great line-up of actors and it would be nice to see Scott back on top of his game after struggling to make truly great films over the past decade. His next is Exodus: Gods & Kings this Christmas, but The Martian arrives November 25th, 2015.

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Oh boy, NOW this is a CAST!!!

DAVIDPD on Oct 23, 2014


It's always fun when a film just seems to be loaded with a cast of familiar faces that you've seen in other great material.

Chris Groves on Oct 23, 2014


Does anyone dislike seb stan after his turns in cap one and two? I doubt it

Jon Odishaw on Oct 23, 2014


"....he knew me."

OfficialJab on Oct 24, 2014


yesterday seen Joe dirt and I hope it's this movie is just as good!

Avi on Oct 23, 2014


Sorry your sentence didnt make sense. Say that again?

Rock n Rollllll on Oct 24, 2014


it didn't make sense but I enjoyed myself watching Joe dirt, so I hope the Martian (stupid title by the way) does the same way! But I haven't got any faith anymore in ridley Scott, so I am in doubt!

Avi on Oct 24, 2014


Great cast, hopefully this will be a turnaround for the best for Scott, he hasn't been good for the last ten years of his life.

Goodfella on Oct 24, 2014


Awesome f***ing cast!

Rock n Rollllll on Oct 24, 2014

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