Mark Strong Comments On JOHN CARTER's Fan Response And The Chances Of A Sequel

The actor shares his thoughts on the mixed response from fans and critics to John Carter and also reveals what it was that first drew him to the project and whether he'll be back for a sequel.

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By Josh Wilding - 3/26/2012
Despite performing slightly better than originally predicted, it is currently unlikely that we will ever see a sequel to John Carter. Disney has already revealed that they are expecting a loss of $100 million and it's hard to imagine the studio ever making enough from the film to warrant them greenlighting a follow up. Regardless, the mixed response has done nothing to deter star Mark Strong who had this to say at yesterday's Jameson Empire Awards while talking to Red Carpet News.



On The Mixed Response To John Carter:

"Well, it's mixed isn't it? Some people really liked it, some people really hated it. But that seems to me to be most films are like that. The Guard was the same. Everybody loved it, everybody hated it. Tinker Tailor, you know. A lot of people love it, a lot of people it's not their cup of tea."


On What It Was About The Project Which First Appealed To Him:

"I think Andrew Stanton is a genius. He's an amazing storyteller, having made Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Wall-E. The artwork was incredible and the kind of epic story was amazing. All the boxes were ticked for me on that one."


On Whether We Will See A Sequel:

"I don't know to be honest. I have no idea."


Source: Red Carpet News
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TheAmazingSpidey63 - 3/26/2012, 5:02 PM
All I'll say is that I loved it and I hope there's going to be a sequel. :)







Stay EPIC, my friends!
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 3/26/2012, 5:03 PM
Oh..................................First. :P
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 3/26/2012, 5:06 PM
And DANG was Lynn Collins hot!

:D
marvel72 - 3/26/2012, 5:08 PM
he was great as sinestro one of the best castings ever,actually come to think of it mark strong is pretty good in every film i've seen him in.
Godzillafart - 3/26/2012, 5:13 PM
It was a good movie...just maybe not 250,000,000 dollars good.
Asterisk - 3/26/2012, 5:15 PM
I actually really liked John Carter, and I like Mark Strong a lot. I hope we see a sequel.


We won't though.
superotherside - 3/26/2012, 5:16 PM
I hope there's a sequel. Great film. :)
santoanderson - 3/26/2012, 5:21 PM
"Chances of sequel"... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
blackbeltnidan - 3/26/2012, 5:21 PM
Just saw John Carter on the Weekend. I actually thought it was pretty good. I think biggest reason it bombed was the poor marketing and choice of title. Most people I have spoken to have no idea who John Carter is. The title tells you nothing about the movie
NOLANITE - 3/26/2012, 5:22 PM
Theres gonna be a sequel for this just theres gonna be one for GL!!!

That right there is the Joke of the Day.

NOLANITE out.
soberchimera - 3/26/2012, 5:23 PM
Poor Mark Strong, he's a great actor. He just can't get any films that match his acting abilities.
thunderforce - 3/26/2012, 5:33 PM
Fantastic movie , I joined that facebook group take me back to Barsoom and we are demanding a sequel .
CPBuff22 - 3/26/2012, 5:44 PM
This was such a good movie. I took my 8yo son to see it and we both loved it. The action was on par with Avatar but I liked the story much better.

Special effects were done amazingly well and Lynn Collins was SMOKING HOT in this movie. She has an amazing body and show shows off most of it.

I would rate this a 4 out of 5. I recommend everyone check it out.
revloveR - 3/26/2012, 5:45 PM
Mark Strong should be in every CBM.
SageMode - 3/26/2012, 6:02 PM
Mark Strong as Dr. Doom in the Fantastic Four reboot by Marvel Studios.

Make it happen. :-)
Fox1962 - 3/26/2012, 6:14 PM
blackbeltnidan - I couldn't agree more. Marketing could have been much better. I read in one article that Disney removed "Mars" from the title because "Mars needs Moms" did poorly. I'd say the smart guy in the room made a mistake on that one.

However I am also surprised how many people I talk to that don't even know there was a book. They don't even know the author until I say, "Tarzan?... ever hear of it?"

The other good thing I heard was that one movie exec said he didn't know who they were trying to target. Marvel has done a good job but I personally don't think every movie needs to be an "R" rating but the movie did seem like they were trying to make it for no single audiance
thedude2936 - 3/26/2012, 6:16 PM
id actually like to see mark strong play Lex Luthor, i think he'd be pretty good in the role
Optimus83 - 3/26/2012, 6:25 PM
any news for Sinestro or Sinestro Corp. from Green Lantern 2???
SkaarJones - 3/26/2012, 6:46 PM
JC was a great movie imo.
vermillion - 3/26/2012, 6:56 PM
Loved the movie. Sucks it's not doing well.
pOoPEE - 3/26/2012, 6:56 PM
Great movie, shit marketing
marvel72 - 3/26/2012, 7:02 PM
@ 0sagemode0

good call on strong.

-michael fassbender - reed richards
-charlize theron or brooklyn decker - sue richards
-chris pine - johnny strom
-jeffery dean morgan - ben grim
-cgi- thing

-mark strong - dr.doom
dahamma - 3/26/2012, 7:05 PM
Great actor who's been in some sucky films :(
AUSSYACE - 3/26/2012, 7:19 PM
I just wanna see him do Sinestro again...
95 - 3/26/2012, 7:19 PM
I was expecting a 77% from RottenTomatoes at least. Charming film.
AUSSYACE - 3/26/2012, 7:20 PM
I enjoyed the John Carter movie and I don't give a shit about these unknown reviewers...
Rodimus9 - 3/26/2012, 7:21 PM
So he was in John Carter and Green Lantern.....Mark "not so" Strong.
marvelstudios - 3/26/2012, 7:23 PM
i wanna see a sequel badly
Ceejay - 3/26/2012, 7:25 PM
John Carter didn't need a star in the lead, Taylor Kitsch did perfectly well in the role. The movie was fantastic from start to finish, real classic entertainment in the Flash Gordon mold that Star Wars tried to replicate. There is no measurement to how fraking HOT Lynn Collins was in this movie, I'd watch it ten times in a day just for her alone!

Its unbelievable that the scifi community of fanboys didn't rally behind this movie, its so bloody good and most of the idiots sat on the fence hoping it will fail so they could gloat, fools! Last hope for this movie is the Japan release in a few weeks, at least its doing decent box office internationally, only the USA is killing its own baby!
JohnTom88 - 3/26/2012, 7:38 PM
Strong -> Baron Zemo
GUNSMITH - 3/26/2012, 7:53 PM
"BE GOOD."

avengingson - 3/26/2012, 8:10 PM
John Carter flunks out, yet the FAR INFERIOR Hunger Games kicks ass at the box office (not knocking the book, it was great, but the movie was totally underwhelming despite some good performances)... WHY did Disney not push the "from the creator of Tarzan" and "from the Director of Finding Nemo, Wall-E, etc." angles???.... or "before there was STAR WARS, there was JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS!" I'm really pissed that we'll never see a sequel for this.
Jimdlux - 3/26/2012, 8:19 PM
Sequel?!?! It couldn't even pay for itself...? Disney can't be that stupid...Oh wait...
peppy - 3/26/2012, 8:22 PM
great movie i loved it
Apacalypse - 3/26/2012, 8:45 PM
I think the movie just suffered from poor marketing..great movie! I enjoyed it far more than any of the Star Wars prequels. @Avengingson I agree, Hunger Games was quite underwhelming and I was grazy about the characters wardrobes and makes up. Imo Hunger Games looked liked a cheap Scifi Channel movie in some parts. I don't understand the apeal. John Carter should absolutely get a sequel.
genesis609 - 3/26/2012, 9:09 PM
MARK STRONG FOR KANG!!!!!!!!!
Rodimus9 - 3/26/2012, 9:27 PM
Mark Strong for Skeletor in the new He-Man!!
Rodimus9 - 3/26/2012, 9:27 PM
Mark Strong for Gargamel in the Smurfs reboot!
Rodimus9 - 3/26/2012, 9:28 PM
Mark Strong for Malcolm X in the reboot of the original X.
Rodimus9 - 3/26/2012, 9:30 PM
Too many mouths trying to suckle his nips on this site. He's a great actor, but let's not over saturate the place with him.
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