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New John Carter Trailer Debuts

After teasing us yesterday morning, Disney last night debuted the action-packed official trailer for director Andrew Stanton’s John Carter, one filled with Martian hordes, sweeping desert vistas and plenty of shots of a shirtless Taylor Kitsch — all to the sounds of “Kashmir.”

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter — a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

John Carter also stars Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston and Thomas Hayden Church. It opens March 9.


  • Jefferson Robbins

    When there’s a “new power that threatens to destroy” whatever, it’s ALWAYS Mark Strong.

  • Mel

    You mean Andy Garcia’s twin brother

  • Lccf

    Hum, am I the only one who sees the first seconds and thinks “Attack of the clones” ???

  • MadMikeyD

    Well, Lucas totally stole that scene from Burroughs, along with several other things.

  • Jamie

    Yeah – I’m waiting for the inevitable, “This thing is a total rip off of Avatar!” comments as well.  Some people are stupid.

  • MadMikeyD

    Yeah. Everyone loves to go nonlinear and say this is a rip off of such-and-such sci-fi movie. With a little Google search they could find a thousand places to read the original, 100 year old, novels for free. Or at least the comments from people familiar with the original work. The constant “100 year old story is a rip off of a 5-10 year old movie” comments are ridiculous.

  • MadMikeyD

    That should say “go online” – stupid autocorrect.