Following the TV trailer that debuted this weekend, 20th Century Fox has released two more TV spots from The Martian, arriving in theaters October 2. This new footage show's how Matt Damon's Mark Watney will do whatever it takes to survive on Mars, a planet where nothing grows. This astronaut's determination leads the world to rally together in an effort to bring him home.
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 original book by Andy Weir debuted as an e-book before it was published as a traditional novel, debuting at number 12 on the New York Times Best Seller when it arrived on shelves last March.
The Martian arrives in theaters October 2, which is the only film debuting in wide release. There are several smaller movies debuting in limited release that weekend, such as The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and directed by Robert Zemeckis (which makes its debut in IMAX before opening everywhere the following week), Legend starring Tom Hardy and Freeheld starring Ellen Page. The Martian should have no trouble taking the top spot at the box office, with minimal competition in its opening weekend.
It isn't known if we'll get another full trailer before The Martian's release date, but we'll certainly keep you posted with the latest footage from this sci-fi drama. With an all-star cast directed by the legendary Ridley Scott, The Martian could end up being one of the biggest hits at the box office this year, while, at the same time, becoming a potential candidate in the awards season race. Do you think The Martian will be a critical and commercial hit, like Gravity and Interstellar before it?