John Carter of Mars

John Carter of Mars John Carter (of Mars) is a scfi character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs who finds himself transported to the red planet, and due to the lesser gravity on Mars, he is able to perform superhuman feats of strength--particularly amazing leaps across great distances. Falling in love with a kidnapped princess, he uses his abilities to rescue her. The character is enduring, having appeared in various media (including comic strips and books) since his 1912 debut in a magazine serial. In the forthcoming 2012 film adaptation of the series, John Carter, Carter is played by Taylor Kitsch, with the role of Dejah Thoris to be played by Lynn Collins.
Over on twitter, John Carter director Andrew Stanton has released the title cards for two originally planned sequels to the film, but were scrapped. The films were to be titled Gods of Mars and Warlord of Mars, creating a trilogy. You can see the titles after the jump!
Even though the movie didn't have many fans, John Carter still had a few. Including actor Mark Strong, who was asked, and gave, his opinion on why the movie wasn't as successful as people would have hoped.
The Moving Picture Company (MPC) has uploaded a new video that showcases the digital effects they created for Disney's John Carter. Watch a scene involving the hero slaughtering a bunch of computer generated creatures. Neato!
Before he helmed Iron Man for Marvel Studios, Jon Favreau was attached to direct John Carter (back then it still had the, "of Mars" suffix) and he talks here about how his take on the character would have differed from Andrew Stanton's financial and critical disappointment.
Blue Sky Studios' animator, Patrick Giusiano, recently revealed this special effects workflow video that showcases the unique process of creating the animation for Andrew Stanton's science fiction epic, John Carter. Check it out after the jump...
Available to buy now in both the US and UK, we've been sent this exclusive clip from the John Carter DVD/Blu-ray. If you haven't watched the film yet, then you will most definitely want to check out this tense exchange between Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) and Sab Than (Dominic West).
Pssst! Want to know the hottest on-set secrets about Disney’s epic new movie, John Carter? We catch up with actors Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins, as well as the film’s director Andrew Stanton, to bring you the low-down on the jaw-dropping, action-packed adventure.
Mark Andrews will make his directorial debut with Pixar's Brave, but he also played a role in the big screen adaptation of John Carter. In the following interview, he shares his thoughts on the failure of the movie and the chances of a second and third installment.
John Carter hit Blu-ray and DVD shelves yesterday and actor Willem Dafoe reflected on the "baffling" box-office performance of the Disney/Pixar film which he calls "misunderstood."
Check out the alternate opening for Disney's John Carter. The film, which is as dull as watching repeats of Jake and The Fat Man, actually had a different opening. It was reshot after Pixar executives had voiced their displeasure.
Andrew Stanton's live action debut (which adapts the classic sci-fi novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs) will arrive on Blu-Ray/DVD next Tuesday, and has left critics and audiences divided since its theatrical release in March. Hit the jump for my spoiler-free review of the sci-fi epic.
Willem Dafoe (who plays Tars Tarkas) and Jon Favreau discuss the legacy of John Carter in a new featurette from the film's pending Blu-Ray release. Watch it after the jump.
The reputable Forbes gives some optimism to all the John Carter faithful in it's latest report which says that the film will probably turn a profit....eventually.
Despite the fact that the movie is expected to result in a massive loss for Disney, John Carter himself (Taylor Kitsch) doesn't view it as a failure and is proud of his contribution to the adaptation.
No other details are available for the home video release of Walt Disney/Andrew Stanton's sci-fi film John Carter, but the cover art has found its way online. Check it out after the jump. Updated with a list of bonus features.
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.
All though the reviews have been mix Disney is expecting around a 200 millions dollar loss due to John Carter's lackluster performance at the box office. Click here for the details.
Is John Carter worth your watch in cinemas...? Hit the jump to read what I think...
Despite last week's strong opening, Disney and Andrew Stanton's John Carter has struggled to hit the #3 spot in its second week. Only what it makes internationally can save it from being a $100M+ write off for the studio. Read on for details.
Hit the jump to see if John Carter really is out of this world good, or just a dud rocket.
A (Pretty Entertaining) Tale of Two Planets
This one should be interesting. What did you make of Andrew Stanton's critic and fan dividing adaptation of the classic novel? Should it have made more cash? Does it deserve a sequel? Click to have your say..
Is John Carter the boring film some made it out to be? Hit the Jump to find out.
After seeing John Carter for the second time in 3 days, I can easily say I LOVE JOHN CARTER OF MARS! Spoiler free review, actually maybe more like an editorial.
John Carter, Dejah Thoris, Woola the Martian "Dog." There are just SO many cool characters in the John Carter movie that I cannot decide. What do YOU think? Take the John Carter of Mars Character Movie Poll.