The internet is already comparing The Martian to Interstellar

It's set in space, it stars Jessica Chastain and Matt Damon is stranded again. We can see why fans are seeing similarities...

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Matt Damon’s latest film has got itself a trailer. The three-minute teaser clip for The Martian sees the star play a man lost in space (again). 

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Damon is Mark Watney, a botanist, mechanical engineer and astronaut who is left for dead when a space storm on Mars causes the crew of the Ares 3 mission to evacuate the planet. With no way to contact NASA, Watney embarks on a mission to survive independently for four years, until the Ares 4 mission is scheduled to land on the planet. 

It’s a pretty tense and spectacular teaser for a much-anticipated movie and it’s already racking up impressive hits on YouTube. 

But fans – famous and not so famous – can’t help but notice a few similarities to last year’s space-set spectacular Interstellar. And we can see why.

Both films are set outside the Earth’s atmosphere.

Both star Jessica Chastain…

And both feature Matt Damon as a man trapped in space.

It’s asking for comparisons… 

Confusion…

And some impressive speculation. 

But the general consensus is that The Martian looks a whole lot better…

Watch the trailer below and decide for yourself:

The Martian, based on Andy Weir’s novel and directed by Ridley Scott, also stars Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

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The film will be in UK cinemas 27th November