The Martian Movie

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Who's Involved:

Sebastian Stan, Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Aksel Hennie, Mackenzie Davis, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Drew Goddard, Naomi Scott, Aditya Sood

Release Date:

Friday, October 2, 2015 (Nationwide)

some strong language, injury images, and brief nudity
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in The Martian: Cast List

... Mark Watney

Oppenheimer, Thor: Love and Thunder  

... Melissa Lewis

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her, The Good Nurse  

... Beth Johanssen

Call Jane, Transcendence  

... Annie Montrose

Despicable Me 3, Despicable Me  

... Chris Beck

The 355, Gone  

... Mitch Henderson

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Young Messiah  

... Teddy Sanders

The Divergent Series: Ascendant, RV  

... Rich Purnell

The Lazarus Effect, Spider-Man: Homecoming  

... Mindy Park

That Awkward Moment, Blade Runner 2049  

... Rick Martinez

Gangster Squad, Million Miles Away  

... Venkat Kapoor

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Infinite  

... Ryoko

Distant, Wizards!  

Who's making The Martian: Crew List

A look at the The Martian behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ridley Scott last directed House of Gucci and The Last Duel. The film's writer Drew Goddard last wrote Bad Times at the El Royale and The Cabin in the Woods.


Drew Goddard


Simon Kinberg
Aditya Sood

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Production: What we know about The Martian?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the Novel by Andy Weir.

Filming Timeline

  1. June 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. May 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. February 2015: The film was in Production status.
  4. August 2014: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. March 2013: The film was in Announced status.

    Fox has optioned author Andy Weir’s unpublished book.

The Martian Release Date: When was the film released?

The Martian was released in 2015 on Friday, October 2, 2015 (Nationwide release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including Addicted to Fresno, A Christmas Horror Story and Shanghai. 3D/2D

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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