8:42am PT by Graeme McMillan
New 'The Martian' Teaser Asks Big Questions of Matt Damon and Crew
Ten days in isolation can do strange things to a person, even if it's for a good reason — like training for a mission to Mars.
The latest teaser for The Martian shows that isolation has driven some of the crew of the Ares 3 to greater levels of self-knowledge, while others have gravitated toward the big questions.
"Ares 3: The Right Stuff" introduces the crew of the mission that eventually will abandon astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) on the surface of Mars after a storm apparently leads to his death. In addition to Damon, the all-star team includes Jessica Chastain, Michael Pena, Aksel Hennie, Sebastian Stan and Kate Mara. (The movie also features Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig and Donald Glover.)
Adapted from Andy Weir's novel by Drew Goddard, The Martian was directed by Ridley Scott and produced by Scott, Michael Schaefer, Aditya Sood, Mark Huffam and Simon Kinberg. The movie is set to reach theaters Oct. 2.
(And Aquaman can talk telepathically to "marine-based life-forms," officially, not just fish. Now you know.)