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The Martian release date set for Oct. 2

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Good news for The Martian fans: you won’t have to wait quite as long to see the Ridley Scott sci-fi space adventure starring Matt Damon, as the film has been moved from its originally scheduled Nov. 25 date to Oct. 2. 

The first trailer for the film debuted earlier this week and was greeted with lots of buzzy fanfare online. Sources close to the production say that date change is due in part to the studio’s confidence in the film. The first weekend in October has certainly been a lucky one over the past couple of years—that’s when both Gravity and Gone Girl premiered. 

Watch a trailer for the film below.