Glad you all liked it too. I would gladly see it again.
Funny thing, I saw Sicario on Sunday. Riveting film but man, I have never seen two movies with such polar opposite views of humanity. Interesting to see them a few days apart.
The Martian angle there is Sicario director Dennis Villeneuve is slated to direct Blade Runner 2 (w/ Ridley Scott as a producer). I think he indicated in a Collider interview filming on that starts next summer (2016).
I've read some really nice interviews with Damon, Scott and screenwriter Drew Goddard (originally attached to direct but dropped out for the so-far ill-fated Sinister Six Spider-Man villians movie project) about The Martian. Goddard is out there pushing the movie as much as everyone and he's a big R. Scott aficionado, so it seems like it worked out well. He sounds like a really all right guy, and I'm eager to learn what his next project will be -- plus he's remaining as sort of a "hands off" exec producer on Netflix's Daredevil TV series, just available if/when his pals now running the show need his input.
An aside - Made plans with a friend to catch this Austrian horror film Good Night Mommy this weekend.
If I like it, I might set up a thread here to regurgitate my thoughts on it. It's unlikely to get a wide theatrical release, given that it's in German with English subtitles, but I assume it will or has hit some streaming outlets.http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/goodnight-mommy-2015