A little while back, audiences were introduced to the cast of The Martian, who play the crew of the Ares 3 mission to explore Mars. Now, we get to see the cast/crew go through a psychological evaluation after a 10-day isolation test. It’s much funnier than you’d expect considering that the story centers around astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) who is marooned on Mars after an accident, but is still very much alive. Then again, this “behind-the-scenes” video takes place before launch so the astronauts in question are still in high spirits.
Damon’s Watney starts off the video by revealing a very important existential quandary that he ruminated on during his isolation. Other cast members Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, and Aksel Hennie then get in on the fun by proving to the psychologist that they have the right stuff. See for yourself when The Martian opens on October 2nd.
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Here’s the official synopsis for The Martian:
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.
Check out more of our recent and continuing coverage from The Martian below:
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