New Look At Ridley Scott's The Martian Touches Down

Chances are you got your first proper look at Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi film The Martian from the exclusive pictures we put in print and online late last month. If you were hoping to see footage of Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and some of the rest of the cast, we have you covered for that too, as the first promo video for the film is now online.

Yes, before we’ve even had a formal trailer for the film, here comes a glimpse of the various astronauts who crew the Hermes, the ship that makes up the Ares 3 mission. They’re shown in happier times as botanist Watney leads an introductory tour of the vessel and its team before they leave for Mars. Included here are Michael Peña as pilot Rick Martinez, Jessica Chastain as Commander Melissa Lewis, Sebastian Stan as Dr. Chris Beck, the flight surgeon, Aksel Hennie as German astronaut Aleks Vogel, and Kate Mara as computer expert Beth Johanssen.

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It’s helpful way to show the various characters, especially Watney. Damon appears to easily channel the personable, slightly sarcastic central figure from Andy Weir's source novel that, after a catastrophic incident during the mission, is left for dead on the Red Planet, and must survive until a rescue ship arrives. Assuming one can even be sent... With Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean and Donald Glover also aboard the film, The Martian will hit our screens on November 27.