Andrew Stanton Already Prepping For Two JOHN CARTER Sequels

Andrew Stanton Already Prepping For Two JOHN CARTER Sequels

Andrew Stanton Already Prepping For Two JOHN CARTER Sequels

The director of the upcoming sci-fi epic has revealed that he's already laying the groundwork for two more John Carter films, saying that he wants to do all the stories from the first three books in the novel series.

Speaking to Bleeding Cool, Andrew Stanton - who directs the adaptation of the sci-fi classic John Carter, set to be released next March - reveals that he's laying down the groundwork for two potential sequels. Disney purchased the rights to the first three books, so looking into a couple of sequels is rather inevitable (Should the first film be successful, of course). Stanton also said that he wanted to 'go to all eleven stories' and beyond. For more from the director, click the link below.

We bought the rights to the first three books when we first started. I thought, let’s set it off right because you never get time back.

The worse case scenario is that you’ll plan for more but only make one. But what I’d hate is that you’d plan for one with no preparation for the others, because it’ll show. It’ll really bite you in the back end.

I never expected anyone to say we’d definitely do more than one. It’s a huge risk for them… and It’s a huge chunk of change to make any of these movies, something this big. So it made complete sense to me, from their side of the fence, to wait until the movie’s out.

So if the worst is that it was just a writing exercise for me to plan the others and then I never get to do them, I don’t think I’ll have any regrets. So we’ve been planning out all three all along, just on the chance that they do go ahead.

My fan wish is that we’ll go to all eleven stories and make more.

Rumor has it that John Carter needs make at least $700 mil. worldwide in order to justify a sequel, but nothing is confirmed. It definitely sounds like a big amount, but I can't say it's impossible. What do you think? Sound off your thoughts below. And if you want to watch the awesome new trailer again, check it out below.

John Carter hits theaters March 9th, 2012.
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