A new promo video for The Martian has been released introducing us to Matt Damon’s character, Mark Watney, as well as the rest of the Ares crew member. Watney is the botanist of the crew who, after a storm leaves him stranded and presumed dead, is marooned on the Red Planet with limited resources to try and survive.
Here is the promo video from the new YouTube channel tying in with The Martian:
The humor in this promo video is very promising for those who read Andy Weir’s 2012 novel and know that Mark Watney, aside from being absolutely brilliant, is a wonderfully funny character. The humor of Watney is the perfect balance to the hard science in play.
Aside from starring the crew members Michael Pena, Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan, Kate Mara, and Aksel Hennie, The Martian also stars Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover as team members back on earth working to save Watney.
The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott hits theaters November 25.