Mark Watney is Alive in New TV Spot and Images from The Martian

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 5:03PM
The Martian
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 5:03PM
Mark Watney is Alive in New TV Spot and Images from The Martian
The Martian can hardly by hyped up any more than it already is, but that's not going to stop anyone from trying. Fox has released a new, extended TV spot for the upcoming space opera, in which Mark Watney lets his crewmates know that he is, in fact, alive:



We've seen most of these clips in other teasers, but there's a little bit of new footage here and there. The highlights are probably Mark Watney's cheeky "Surprise!", followed by raucous celebration, as well as the judicious use of "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix. I know it probably won't actually be on the soundtrack, but it was still a good choice.

And here are two new stills from the production of the film, courtesy of Empire:

Mark Watney Is Alive in New TV Spot and Images for The Martian

Mark Watney Is Alive in New TV Spot and Images for The Martian

Even before the scenes are finished products, the visual style looks amazing. The first photo almost makes it seem like Mark Watney is underwater, although we know that can't possibly be the case (he would have a whole different set of problems if he were). 

Here's the official synopsis for The Martian:

Opening quote
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.
Closing quote


The Martian is directed by Ridley Scott, and stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Donald Glover, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It comes out in theaters on October 2. 
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