From the moment he was cast as the lead, Benicio del Toro knew his role was coming to a close.
The Oscar-winning film, which del Toro directed from a script by Chris Terrio, has already earned a staggering $2.8 billion worldwide.
But del Toro, who is an avid fan of the science fiction series, said he had no idea when the movie would finish its run.
“It’s a little scary,” he said.
“I don’t know if you can tell from the trailer.
It’s a very, very, well-crafted, very beautiful story.”
While he was still waiting for his own script to be read, he had his own thoughts on the movie’s fate.
“We know what happened in the last movie, but we don’t have any details,” he told ABC News.
“This is a movie about the journey.
We’re going to finish the journey, and I don’t think there’s any other way.”
After del Toro wrapped production on the final film in late May, he and Terrio got to work.
Terrio worked in post-production for several weeks and worked on several sets and locations before getting his own finished script in early June.
While it wasn’t immediately clear what role del Toro would play in the final version of the film, the director had a few ideas about who he wanted to see in the role.
“He told me there was a man in the Martian spaceship, and that the Martian was a very important character, and there’s a big, fat guy, and he’s the leader,” Terrio said.
While Terrio and del Toro were finalizing their final script, Terrio had a different idea for who he would be playing.
“The first thing I said to him is, ‘Benicio, I’m not going to tell you what I’m going to do,'” Terrio recalled.
“That was a really, really great idea.
“The script was completed and Terrier got the script in August. “
“Benicio was just like, ‘This isn’t going to happen,'” Terrier said. “
“‘I’m not gonna do it.'” “
Benicio was just like, ‘This isn’t going to happen,'” Terrier said.
“‘I’m not gonna do it.'”
Terrio is currently filming the sequel to the blockbuster movie, which has grossed over $500 million worldwide.
“When you’re in the midst of production on a movie, you’re going through the whole process,” he added.
“There are many things that you’ve never done before, and you’re not really sure what they are until you start shooting.”
Del Toro is already shooting a TV series about the story of the first movie, and has said he will be directing a second film about the original “The Martian.”
Terrio agreed with Del Toro’s idea to be more faithful to the original story, but he is unsure how he will portray the character.
“But he has an incredible capacity to make people feel good about themselves,” Terrier told ABC.
“As long as you’re being honest and telling the truth, and if it’s not an exaggeration, it’s something that really, truly, will make you feel good.”
The film del Toro has already seen and was impressed with, The Martian, is based on the novel by author James S.A. Corey.
In the novel, the film’s characters go on a journey that includes the discovery of a new Martian planet and the return of a young astronaut named Mark Watney.
Del Toro, Terrie, and director Chris Terrier met with Corey while he was writing the film.
Corey told ABC that he did not have any ideas for the film prior to meeting with them.
“They were very gracious and gracious and generous,” Corey said.
He said that he was surprised by how excited del Toro was to have them work on the project.
“If I were to have a movie in the future, I’d probably be more excited to see the work he did on this one than any other project he’s done, and this one’s certainly a highlight for him,” Corey told The Hollywood Reporter.
“So, yeah, I was a little surprised, but it’s an amazing experience to work on a project like this.
And I love working with Chris.”
Del Toros latest film, The Shape of Water, was released on July 27 and is now playing in more than a dozen theaters.
Terrie is also filming a movie based on a character from the book, which was based on real life astronaut Scott Kelly.
Terrier says he would love to see Del Toro and Corey collaborate again.
“For me, he’s really, completely amazing, and a great collaborator,” Terrie said.