Must Watch: Second Trailer for Ridley Scott's Sci-Fi 'The Martian'

August 19, 2015
Source: YouTube

The Martian Trailer

"If I can't figure out a way to make contact with NASA, none of this matters anyway." 20th Century Fox has debuted the second fantastic trialer for Ridley Scott's new sci-fi The Martian, starring Matt Damon as a NASA astronaut stranded on Mars. This trailer plays in reverse, starting out with Damon being trapped on Mars by himself, trying to survive. Eventually we learn they're coming back to get him and it's that mission we follow as he learns to survive. Everything about this looks amazing, I'm seriously very excited for this - the story, and the performances, and more harrowing space travel adventures. The huge cast includes Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Chastain, Sean Bean, Michael Peña, Mackenzie Davis, Jeff Daniels, Donald Glover & Chiwetel Ejiofor. Fire this up! We're coming for you Watney!

Here's the second official trailer for Ridley Scott's The Martian, direct from 20th Century Fox:

And also here's the slightly different UK version of the second trailer for The Martian, via YouTube:

You can see the video introduction to the Hermes and the rest of the Ares 3 crew in this viral video here.

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 The Martian this fall starting October 2nd.

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"Im gonna science the hell outta this" - How do you like them apples?

ErrorSapiens on Aug 19, 2015


That was one of the best trailers I have ever seen

Jon Odishaw on Aug 19, 2015


Actually, though

SeeJen on Aug 19, 2015


I'll admit I spooged my pants.

Comments_Usually_Suck on Aug 19, 2015


looks...AMAZING!!!!...but needs more Disco!

J.A. on Aug 19, 2015


Haha. And Three's Company! I hope they keep little details like that

David Diaz on Aug 19, 2015


I am still very skeptical about this movie, it looks too Hollywood for me. The trailer is way too long @ 3:08, probably shows too much and one of the greatest rock songs ever doesn't work with this type of movie theme.

Tester on Aug 19, 2015


Exactly what I mean! Way to long!

ari smulders on Aug 19, 2015


Love that arrangement of "...Watchtower". Love Jeff Daniels, but that should be Clooney...just because.

kitano0 on Aug 19, 2015


If trailer were true to the book, it would be "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees, but then who would want to see it.

George Pattison on Aug 21, 2015



Antiaaron on Aug 19, 2015



carlos on Aug 19, 2015


Not gonna watch. Read the book. Too stoked already! Can't wait!!

avconsumer2 on Aug 19, 2015


That looked GOOD!!

Brian Sleider on Aug 19, 2015


SEAN BEAN!!!!!! Spoiler: Comes in for one bad ass line, leaves, trips over a chair leg and dies.

W. on Aug 19, 2015


Quite the cast.

Nielsen700 on Aug 19, 2015


So did I just see the whole movie in 3 mins? Anyone who read the book: Is there some sort of twist ending?

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 19, 2015


The story in and of itself is not at all complex: astronauts do research on mars, they have to leave suddenly and leave a crewmate behind believing he's dead (but he's not). Don't go seeing this and expect to be stunned by some crazy story arc that comes from it. The entire film (if it's like the book) will be a character piece dealing with the actual struggles of getting a man back from a planet that want's nothing more than to kill him.

Ryan on Aug 19, 2015



DAVIDPD on Aug 19, 2015


Thanks for the info. Will def still check it out!

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 20, 2015


exactly. spoilers ruined 99% of the damn movie.

Henry Willis on Aug 19, 2015


Yeah like Ryan said, this story is all about the characters and less about the plot. Is there a twist ending, now wouldn't that require a major spoiler...haha!!~

DAVIDPD on Aug 19, 2015


The ending is pretty much actually word for word right there in the first trailer where Mark is commenting on why millions was spent rescuing him. "If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search....This is so fundamentally human that's it found in every culture without exception...." The only thing you don't know is how they did it exactly.

George Pattison on Aug 21, 2015


Looks as good as the book. It puts everything right that was so wrong in Gravity. Ridley Scott finally picked the right source material.

Mr Chatterbox on Aug 19, 2015


I don't think so. I think it is very possible that the adaptation to the movie has killed what was charming about the book. The story in the book is mainly told from Mark Watney's log entries which were not visual which doesn't look like the right choice for Scott who is such a visual director. Duncan Jones, Moon, may have been a better match to the material. I am also seeing things in the trailer that the story may have been substantially altered to allow more character interaction between Watney and the crew of the Hermes which is going undercut the isolation that Mark has to face on Mars and the organization tension at NASA between the side that wants the crew informed and the side that doesn't. Also, I am concerned the gallows humor aspect of book is not coming through in the trailers due to Matt's flat delivery. In any case, the travesty that was Gravity is a low bar that I am sure "The Martian" will clear.

George Pattison on Aug 21, 2015


I'm blown away. this looks outstanding - and it makes "gravity" look like "the three stooges in outer space". (or in the case of gravity, 2 stooges)

dan on Aug 19, 2015


your post makes you look like the One Fool of the Internet

Toaster on Aug 19, 2015


watch yourself on all that edge

Brian Sleider on Aug 19, 2015


Go fap to The Counselor

Toaster on Aug 19, 2015


So much edge, So cool.

Brian Sleider on Aug 19, 2015


Speaking of edge. I like to take the edge off by drinking a glass of my own smegma. Or whatever drips out of my glory hole after a night with my boyfriend

Brian Sleider on Aug 19, 2015


uh, no. gravity was not a good movie. there is no way nasa would let a woman as incompetent as the character SB played go into space. for you not to see that makes YOU the one fool.

dan on Aug 20, 2015


97% at Rottentomatoes. Face're in a very small minority of morons who didn't like it

Higgens on Aug 22, 2015


and it has a 7.9 on IMDB - and even that is generous. I'm thinking the "morons" are people like you who weren't bright enough to see the holes in the film.

dan on Aug 23, 2015


'Gravity' was and still is, unfortunately, bad and shallow film without substance. It doesn't take a lot to be better than that ...

shiboleth on Aug 19, 2015


Looks good. Ridley Scott's got some hill to climb on my book. The last movie I liked from him is from 2001!

Huck PS on Aug 19, 2015


I can't remember the last film Ridley made that was bad!!!! The Counsellor is a fantastic film hence why I ignore all the negative stuff spewed out concerning Ridley by people I would not trust to flush a toilet...

macatae on Aug 19, 2015


Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood, Prometheus, The Counselor, Exodus: Gods and Kings? These are good movies?

Huck PS on Aug 19, 2015


Counselor was pretty good, slow and long, but good.

Brian Sleider on Aug 19, 2015


That movie was HORRIBLE

Toaster on Aug 19, 2015


Kingdom of Heaven was good. Why do you think the opposite?

shiboleth on Aug 19, 2015


Mind you this is my opinion, okay? Orlando Bloom as a leading man is bland and devoid of any depth. The story is rushed and also devoid of depth. The only redeeming features are the supporting cast (Gleeson, Norton and the guy that plays Saladin).

Huck PS on Aug 20, 2015


Hmm, I guess. No worries, I respect opinions. However, I wouldn't think very much about the actors, even if I could agree with you on that. And that only means that some are better and others not so much. But, as a whole, movie was quite ok and that was my point and I was referring to that ...

shiboleth on Aug 20, 2015


I'll take a shot. The first 3 flicks you mention are very good and highly rewatchble. The later 2 are terrible. Kinda of a mixed bag with Ridley. When he hits bullseye its magical. Just watch Black Hawk Down as proof.

Comments_Usually_Suck on Aug 19, 2015


Black Hawk Down was the last movie from Ridley Scott I really enjoyed. I wanted to like Prometheus but I just can't... It relies too much on the "This is a cool movie because of Aliens!" hype. KoH and Robin Hood were also really terrible movies, I already spoke of KoH in reply here, but Robin Hood was just really slow paced and all around quite tedious. And yeah, those last two, The Counselor and Exodus. I believe they speak for themselves.

Huck PS on Aug 20, 2015


Fair points. He has issues with pacing sometimes and other times holes in plot but I'm a sucker for atmosphere. Ridley Scott has done atmosphere in spades through out his career.

Comments_Usually_Suck on Aug 20, 2015


I can name a bunch that sucked

Toaster on Aug 19, 2015


Not to sound like an ass but...huh say what? "the Counselor was a fantastic film" There goes any credibility for your opinion. No, The counselor was not a good movie, Exodus wasn't either and nor was Prometheus. So yes, Scott has to do some making up to do.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 20, 2015


putting all the criticism of Damon as Whatney aside, the supporting cast in this is near perfect in my mind. Sean Bean as Mitch = Perfect Jeff Daniels as Teddy = Perfect hell, even Kristen Wig as Annie. I had never even considered her when thinking about who should play this role, but in hindsight it's the perfect choice. so far this is my most anticipated film left this year, can not wait for it.

Ryan on Aug 19, 2015


JESUS CHRIST SPOILERS ALL OVER THIS TRAILER. The teaser looked stupid months ago. This trailer while it looks good............. it also contains UNEEDED Spoilers.. OHH LOOK he grows 100 plants, OHH LOOOK he successfully sent a message and they received it !! OHH LOOK He is still alive........ WTF. /end spoilers rant.

Henry Willis on Aug 19, 2015


The fact that he is still alive is not a spoiler, it's the whole premise of the movie.

Nash on Aug 20, 2015


Yeah, but now you'll never wonder how he got a message out, or if he will be able to grow the plants.

Panzerknecker on Aug 20, 2015


Yeah I thought showing that he is able to transmit back to earth is already a bit ruining half the fun.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 20, 2015


and I thought I was an idiot

Payne by name on Aug 22, 2015


I want to like it and say it looks great...but I've just got a lot of skepticism about it. Ridley Scott has declined a lot over the years.

Chris Groves on Aug 19, 2015


That looks very good. I like movies about the space and hope that this will be ok and well done. I hope it won't end up bad like 'Gravity' did ...

shiboleth on Aug 19, 2015


Slick! I am definitely liking this adaptation. I knew Ridley would do this movie justice. At first I was a little peeved at the NASA character changes from the novel, but they are really quite trivial. DIGGGG!!!

DAVIDPD on Aug 19, 2015


Although it looks very slick, the lack of tension that there will be in the film due to the trailer telling you everything, will make it a pretty uninvolving film bar of course the pretty visuals and one dimensional acting from Matt Damon.

Payne by name on Aug 20, 2015


All the tension comes from whether he'll die in the end or not and they don't spoil that.

David Diaz on Aug 20, 2015


Oh wow, the whole will he die or not at the end. That will keep me glued to the seat. Thank God I only have to concentrate on that because the whole tension of will he be able to last longer than a day, will he manage to grow anything, will he be able to get the signal out, will they even receive the signal etc has already been covered off before I start watching.

Payne by name on Aug 20, 2015


Well dude you could say that about almost any trailer, not to mention any movie based on existing IP. If all it takes is knowing what happens in the story to kill the tension in a film then no film adapted from written works would have any tension for the people who have read it. But that just isn't the case. The director creates tension by the way the movie is shot and edited along with the cinematogrphy and music. Also if knowing the story kills the tension then why do people rewatch great films over and over again? Sure you might have seen a few plot points like any trailer would give but that shouldn't kill the tension built up over a 2 hour film. Just because I knew Frodo would destroy the ring didn't make the 6+ hours of film prior to that any less thrilling. If Ridley did as good a job making this film as it looks from the trailer, then I'm sure there will be plenty of tension felt by the audience regardless of whether or not they know the ultimate outcome of each of his actions. Give it a chance. And if I'm wrong I'll eat my words. 😉

David Diaz on Aug 20, 2015


Well of course I will see it in theaters. I mean Ridley created Alien and Blade Runner so those two will always make me respect him.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 20, 2015


Two of the most overrated movies ever. Ridley has never made a worthwhile movie if you ask me.

Payne by name on Aug 22, 2015


Luckily, you're in the minority.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 23, 2015


I think your missing the point, its not that I think the movie will not be good, its that points of the story that i could potentially not know and therefore create tension are given to me lessening the enjoyment factor. think in the reverse, if i knew the twist in sixth sense before i watched the movie, it doesn't make the movie bad, but it certainly lessens the wonder. One major thing about your LOTR example, maybe you did know Frodo would destroy the ring but how was the great question, in this case I feel like I already know how he may or may not be saved. I hope im wrong and there is more to it, but you cant seriously argue to me that knowing potential key plot points before you watch the movie enhances the story.

Jacob Kimble on Sep 24, 2015


Then why did you even watch it? So tired of idiots like you who think the other 2 hours of unseen footage doesn't offer any value.

Higgens on Aug 22, 2015


I pretty much agree. I always thought MD is always the weakest link in any movie. I wonder if the book's main character is also more sorta not taking his situation too seriously? I mean it seems in the movie he's a bit cheeky which kinda removes any tension of being left alone on Mars. It just seems all too predictable. I will still see it and if its just to hear what Harry Gregson-williams did with the score.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Aug 20, 2015


My brother and I were discussing this only last night and he really is monotone in his delivery. His character in this is virtually the same as his character in Interstellar. And just as that film had a fascinating premise from the title and brief synopsis, so it to was ruined by the trailers. What strange worlds or places will exist beyond the wormhole. Here you go, we'll show you, a watery world, we'll even use the pic of the waterworks in the posters along with the ice world.

Payne by name on Aug 20, 2015


You're quickly becoming my favorite troll here

Higgens on Aug 22, 2015


It is possible to sell a trailer without giving away the whole story. It's called creating interest and intrigue. It can also be called the art of the reveal. They go to the effort of sourcing different music for the trailers, generating titles but then suddenly stop the creativity to show a slide deck of the films most memorable shots. But I guess when you have saps like yourself who need everything explained to you before you commit or have no comprehension of enjoying the 'unknown' or 'less known' when sitting down to watch a film, then why should they make any effort? You really are a dribbling imbecile with no grasp of the 'theatre' of the cinema.

Payne by name on Aug 23, 2015


Look at this idiot. You can't make a trailer without footage otherwise it's a pointless tease. Why don't you email Ridley and school him on cinema...clearly he's a "dribbling imbecile" who feels the need to put footage into his trailer. why don't you contact him genius. hahahahah You sir are a MORON

Santos on Aug 24, 2015


Why wouldn't they just let him die? I know it's a cheesy movie, but there would be no way they'd go back for him. Folk won't even help carry a friend up Everest if they've injured themselves, never mind risk the whole crew to save one guy. Apart from that. Hell yeah! Science and stuff.

Carpola on Aug 20, 2015


There certainly is a variant of that faction in the story.

George Pattison on Aug 21, 2015


Looks stupid

Higgens on Aug 22, 2015


I agree. Space travel is pointless. Heck NASA already faked a moon landing. Mars will be next to keep the mindless sheep in line.

Payne by name on Aug 22, 2015


Oh wow, well done in creating another account with my user name. And you even created Higgins as well, so you could have conversations with yourself. What an industrious individual.

Payne by name on Aug 23, 2015


Retards, retards everywhere.

az_aaa on Aug 26, 2015


Oh noes...the trailers shows scenes from the movie. I'm gonna cry about this!!!

FreeJared on Aug 23, 2015


I can't stand the idiots always complaining about trailers "showing too much". Then don't freaking watch them.

FreeJared on Aug 23, 2015


i saw the trailer in theater before watching the main movie, kinda hard to ignore. plus we watch trailers to see if we have interest not to spoil any interest we might have.

Jacob Kimble on Sep 24, 2015


Matt Damon, you beautiful son of a bitch, Im watching this movie

Ty Webb on Aug 25, 2015


Starring the wholly overexposed, pedestrian Matt Damon. Will have to pass.

Vlad Tepes on Aug 25, 2015


Can't wait to see this. Awesome story line.

Brandy Rupert on Sep 12, 2015

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