The Martian Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, October 2, 2015 Nationwide

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

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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

If, Drive-Away Dolls  

... Melissa Lewis

Memory, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her  

... Beth Johanssen

10 Years, Morgan  

... Annie Montrose

Despicable Me 4, Bridesmaids  

... Chris Beck

Captain America: Brave New World, Thunderbolts  

... Mitch Henderson

Knights of the Zodiac, Mummies  

... Teddy Sanders

Bye Bye Barry, The Saint of Second Chances  

... Rich Purnell

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (series), The Lion King  

... Mindy Park

Speak No Evil, Breathe In  

... Rick Martinez

Turbo, The LEGO Ninjago Movie  

... Venkat Kapoor

The Lion King, The Pod Generation  

... Ryoko

Distant, Charlie's Angels  

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

    Fox has optioned author Andy Weir’s unpublished book.

The Martian Release Date: When was the film released?

The Martian was a Nationwide release in 2015 on Friday, October 2, 2015. There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including A Christmas Horror Story, Freeheld and Hell & Back. Additional information: 3D/2D.

The Martian DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Martian was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 .

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