The first promo video for Ridley Scott’s latest sci-fi epic The Martian has hit the web, introducing us to the crew of the manned ‘Ares 3’ space mission, and to some familiar faces. Matt Damon stars as astronaut and botanist Mark Watney, who is left behind on Mars after being separated from his crew by a storm. He’s forced to fight for survival on the Red Planet, while searching for a way to contact Earth as his crewmates try desperately to bring him home.
Alongside Damon, the light-hearted video, titled ‘Ares: Farewell’, also introduces us to some of the crew on board the Hermes ship, including pilot Rick Martinez (Michael Pena), Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain), flight surgeon Dr. Chris Beck (Sebastian Stan), astronaut Aleks Vogel (Aksel Hennie) and computer expert Beth Johanssen (Kate Mara). Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Donald Glover are also set to be among the cast of The Martian, whichis due out in cinemas in 3D on November 25.