Watch the First Trailer for Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' and Instantly Fall in Love With Mark Watney

Monday, 08 June 2015 - 9:50AM
The Martian
Monday, 08 June 2015 - 9:50AM
Watch the First Trailer for Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' and Instantly Fall in Love With Mark Watney
Following the introduction of the Ares 3 crew in yesterday's viral video, 20th Century Fox has now released the first trailer for Ridley Scott's adaptation of Andy Weir's brilliant sci-fi novel, The Martian. Featuring action, rocket launches, witty one-liners and more, this trailer is not only brilliantly faithful to its source material, it's also one of the best sci-fi trailers I've seen in a good long while.



Where yesterday's viral video introduced us to the space-faring members of The Martian's cast, the first trailer gives us a good look at the characters who will coordinate the Martian rescue mission from Earth. Jeff Daniels plays NASA Administrator, Teddy Sanders, while Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Mars Mission Director, Venkat Kapoor, the man who must call the shots and coordinate the daring mission to rescue Mark Watney on Mars. Kristen Wiig plays Annie Montrose, the charismatic head of Public Relations, and Donald Glover plays Rich Purnell, a character who will have a big impact on the Martian rescue mission's success.

See below for screencaps from the trailer and a full plot synopsis for one of the most exciting movie prospects of the year.













During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

The Martian hits theaters on November 25th 2015


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