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"The Martian Is Different Than Interstellar" Matt Damon Says About New Ridley Scott Film

Charmaine Xiao Min | PopWrapped Author

Charmaine Xiao Min

06/22/2015 10:32 am
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Despite starring in a few Sci-Fi  films in the last few years of his career, Matt Damon wants to assure fans that his new film The Martian is quite different from  last's year hit Interstellar, despite both films starring his co-star Jessica Chastain and having  some slight similarities.

Even Damon himself was hesitant about taking the project as he recently told Yahoo! UK, even bringing it up with director Ridley Scott about differentiating the project from Nolan's film and not wanting to play the same characters.

Ridley's response?

‘The movies are totally f—ing different, this is going to be f—ing fun. Let’s do this!’

Could Scott's response be throwing shade towards Christopher Nolan's film after the "joy factor" was somewhat lacking as with his previous films? 

Having met with the director, Matt had a change of heart, too;

"I went in to meet [Ridley Scott], then I signed on really quickly. I went in and I said, I really love this script, but my only hesitation is I’ve just done ‘Interstellar’, in which I played a dude stranded on a planet, it might be weird if, after taking a year and a half off, I played another dude stranded on a planet. I explained ‘Interstellar’ to him, and he said ‘The movies are totally f—ing different, this is going to be f—ing fun. Let’s do this!’ He was so infectious, I couldn’t really say no to him."

But Matt Damon assures us that Interstellar  and The Martian are different;

"One of the biggest differences is it’s primarily me on my own for a lot of it. That’s the big challenge. It has all the bells and whistles of NASA and the b-side of the story, the rest of the world trying to get this guy back. But the other half of the movie is me and Ridley on Mars, so that part’s different. You start there, there’s that mystery-what happened, how did he get left there? The mission part is the b-side, trying to figure out how to get back. So, structurally it’s different to [anything] that’s ever been done."

Only when it is released will we be able to tell but you can view the trailer below and judge for yourself!


The Martian is out October 2nd 2015!


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