Matt Damon's Mark Watney is a foul mouthed, pop culture loving astronaut who gets stranded on Mars in director Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure The Martian. And the latest viral video proves the movie is as funny as it is thrilling. Here, we get to meet the crew of the Ares 3 as they return from 10 days in isolation. Some have enjoyed the alone time more than others.
Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, The Martian features a star-studded cast that also includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Check out the video below and see NASA's declassified look at the psychological testing involved in preparing the ARES 3 crew for their journey to Mars! It will be one trip you don't want to miss.
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.
Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring The Martian, while his crew mates 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. But before they even left for Mars, each member of the Ares 3 crew spent 10 days in isolation as a training exercise. And as you'll see in the movie, it certainly helped with Mark Watney's eventual fate.
Pulled from the Ares archives, this latest teaser trailer lets us peer into the lives of these astronauts as they are interviewed by a NASA psychologist. We get a better understanding of the crew, and their psyches. Up first is Matt Damon's Mark, who believes he's gotten to some of life's more important questions. He has spent his time alone wondering how Aquaman can communicate and control whales. They are mammals. It just doesn't make sense. Next up is Michael Peña's Rick Martinez, who discovered one very important use for his left hand while he was stranded alone and waiting to be retrieved. Lone female astronaut Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain) is the first woman commander of an Ares mission. She only has a disapproving look for the psychologist when he asks a rather chauvinistic question. Finally, we meet German astronaut Alex Vogel who has one great answer for why he is fearless heading into space.
The last two members of the crew are Sebastian Stan as Christopher Beck, the doctor, and the very sleepy Kate Mara, who plays Beth Johanssen. She offers her personal thoughts on the crew. Watney is everyone's favorite, Martinez thinks he's really funny, and Lewis is pretty badass. Meet them all in this latest sneak peek look at The Martian, in theaters this fall.