With all the trailers, promos and viral videos floating around for Ridley Scott’s The Martian, we feel like we’ve seen half the film already. That being said, virtually every glimpse of the anticipated new film has knocked our socks off, and the new “Never Stop Fighting” TV spot keeps that trend going.
Released by 20th Century Fox on Monday, the bite-sized spot (embedded above) is packed with drama and focuses on Astronaut Mark Watney’s (Matt Damon) single-minded quest to survive and return to Earth.
The spot begins with chaotic shots of the (and this is not a spoiler, so you’ll get no alert) Ares 3 disaster as we hear Matt Damon say “my team must have thought I was dead. But, I’m alive. Surprise!”
The rest of the video is pretty much harrowing space travel, interspersed with shots of Matt Damon going all Bear Grylls on the Red Planet. As the the 30-second spot plays out, we hear Damon’s disembodied voice once again, delivering his manifesto “No matter what happens, tell the world, tell my family, that I never stopped fighting, to make it home.”
If this trailer doesn’t give you the feels, you are A.) Not a movie fan B.) Not a Sci-Fi fan C.) Not a Matt Damon fan or (most likely) D.) All of the above.
For those of you who are late to the party, you can check out the first teaser trailer, the first official trailer, and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos promo covering the movie, here, here, and here. You can also just jump in and read the page-turning novel from Andy Weir that spawned this blockbuster from Ridley Scott and friends. You’d better catch up quickly, however, as this baby blasts off in T-minus 25 days.
The Martian hits theaters October 2, 2015. Along with Damon, the film also stars Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, Zero Dark Thirty), Kristen Wiig (Welcome to Me, The Skeleton Twins), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Michael Pena (Fury, End of Watch), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom, Dumb and Dumber To), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave, Children of Men), and Donald Glover (Community, Mystery Team).