It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that there was a lot of CG trickery involved in creating the red planet for Ridley Scott’s space thriller The Martian. But even though it’s obviously a very VFX-intense movie, it’s fascinating to see where the sets started, and how they ultimately ended up on screen.
Maybe not what you’d hoped, but pretty much in line with what the Academy Awards looks like every year. At least in 2016, Mad Max: Fury Road made the cut.
This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
If you didn’t get enough of Matt Damon’s Mark Watney sciencing the shit out of his accidental home in the feature cut of The Martian (and to be honest, we could always watch more), here’s an entry from Watney’s video diary that didn’t make it into the film.
When it comes to edge-of-your-seat suspense, The Martian is in a class of its own. Ridley Scott’s new movie, in theaters today, is a top-notch survival thriller, full of twists and turns that’ll make you catch your breath. It’s the most exciting movie in ages. Plus it’ll make you want to be an astronaut when you grow…
Two new Flash videos reveal a major new villain, and a major new ally. Drew Goddard further talks up where Sinister Six could go. Chloe Bennett discusses transforming from Skye into Daisy on Agents of SHIELD. Plus what’s to come on Arrow, more on Alien: Paradise Lost, and clips from The Martian. Spoilers Get!
James Gunn confirmed yet another Avenger who won’t show up in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Yet another major Batman villain is coming to Gotham. Plus, Martian viral videos, a funnier Vision in Civil War, Wesley Snipes on Blade’s future, and Dalek-table new Doctor Who pictures. So many Spoilers!
The Martian has premiered... just not on this planet. The astronauts on the ISS managed to get the first exclusive screening of the upcoming Ridley Scott scifi movie about an astronaut who gets left behind in the vastness of space (Mars, specifically).
George Miller is already being rumored for another DC movie. How many of the original songs will appear in the new Jungle Book? Marvel confirms that Misty Knight is in Luke Cage. Plus, set pictures from Rogue One, Game of Thrones casting, and a new clip from The Martian. So Many Spoilers!
It might be a while before Bucky Barnes becomes Captain America in the movies. Rachel McAdams is definitely in Doctor Strange. Plus, set footage from Toho’s new Godzilla film, another look at Merida in Once Upon A Time, and a new clip from Fear The Walking Dead. Spoilers!
Jesse Eisenberg doesn’t think Batman v Superman is a “cartoonish” superhero film. Get a better look at The Force Awakens’ new Star Destroyer. Harrison Wells is returning to The Flash, but not as we know him. Plus, a new clip from The Martian, and a bunch of hints for Doctor Who. Spoilers Now!
Sorry, Mark Watney. You may be the star of Andy Weir’s The Martian, but Mars is a tropical vacation compared to Venus, where Captain Pauline Manashe and her crew find themselves in Rick Loverd and Huang Danlan’s new comic Venus, due out this December from Boom Studios.
Chris Evans could be playing Captain America for years longer. Mads Mikkelsen may have revealed big details about his Rogue One character. Ron Perlman drops huge, massive Hellboy 3 spoilers. Plus, Jenna Coleman talks Clara’s arc in Doctor Who, and a look at Rutina Wesley in Arrow. Spoilers!
We’ve gotten a few looks at Ares 3, the mission at the heart of the upcoming film The Martian, and this one comes courtesy of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Coming to us from the year 2035, Tyson explains the challenges that the crew of the Martian mission will face.
A new, Spider-Man related Marvel character may have joined the Civil War cast. An outlandish Doctor Who rumor claims two past Doctors are making a return. A Rogue One actor accidentally teases some new helmets from the film. Plus Valerian casts its star, and previews of Flash and Gotham. Spoilers get!
The second trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Martian is here and it’s surprisingly action-packed for being a story about a man stranded by himself on another planet. If you had any doubts about the necessity of seeing this when it hits theaters on October 2, I believe this will put them to bed.
Night Nurse might be heading to Doctor Strange—and she won’t be played by Rosario Dawson. Simon Pegg teases Idris Elba’s Star Trek Beyond character. Jessica Jones will go even further than the original comics. Plus, a new look at The Martian, The 100 casts a singer, and more. Behold, Spoilers!
Jessica Chastain discusses some changes from the original book for The Martian. There’s already going to be sequel to The Last Witch Hunter. Dan Aykroyd talks about the need for female Ghostbusters. Plus, Rob Thomas talks up iZombie season 2 as the “Season of Dads”, and new Ant-Man footage. Spoilers Get!