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Watch the first trailer for ‘The Martian’, with Matt Damon

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UPDATE: The Martian has moved up its release date to October 2.

Take that Neil Armstrong! Just this morning we shared a viral video that introduced you to the crew of Ares 3, a mission to Mars as depicted in Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian, and now they’ve followed suit by releasing a full trailer for the sci-fi adventure.

In the film, Matt Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars after a dangerous storm, only to be presumed dead by NASA back home. The Martian depicts his struggle to survive and contact NASA that he’s alive, despite help being over four years away. Here’s the full synopsis:

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney 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.

The Martian is based on Andy Weir’s book, stars a stellar line-up including Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Kirsten Wiig, Sean Bean, Donald Glover, Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis, and Naomi Scott, and is released November 25. Watch the trailer below:


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