First Teaser Poster for Disney's 'John Carter' is Dark But Not Thrilling

June 15, 2011
Source: Apple

John Carter

Up until this point the film has been known as John Carter of Mars, but the new live-action film from Disney and director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E) is now simply titled John Carter (which sound less cool). Now we've got the first teaser poster for the film which tells the story of John Carter (Taylor Kitsch from X-Men Origins: Wolverine), a Civil War veteran who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, where he becomes involved with the planet's warring people. The poster isn't exactly amazing, but the trailer which will likely be out sometime very soon, should deliver. See the poster below!

Here's the teaser poster for John Carter courtesy of Apple:

John Carter Teaser poster

John Carter is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' sci-fi novels, 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 (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 Thoris (Lynn Collins). Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston and Thomas Hayden Church also star in the film, which hits theaters on March 9th, 2012.

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Reader Feedback - 19 Comments


looks pretty cool to me... 🙂

Nishit Mohan Singh on Jun 15, 2011


I agree with Ethan on the movie title change, but that's a pretty slick poster design though! It grabbed MY attention..

Big Boss on Jun 15, 2011


It's not just less cool sounding it's stupid. It makes the film harder to recognize, which is always a bad selling point. Seriously, even I wouldn't have known what this movie was, and skipped this article, unless Ethan had specific put the (proper) title in the first sentence.

Anonymous on Jun 16, 2011


Nice, inventive font...can this be the modern day Star Wars?

Kamish on Jun 15, 2011



Georgelucas on Jun 15, 2011


Star Wars was clearly influenced by the works of authors like Burroughs and Asimov

KantosKan on Jul 8, 2011


Story sounds awesome. I think I'll read it. I hope the movie turns out well. It's got a pretty good cast.

Anonymous on Jun 15, 2011


Andrew Stanton's directing, I have faith...

Farmer on Jun 15, 2011


At least they kept the M in the JCM symbol.

George Caltsoudas on Jun 15, 2011


Yes, but that's because the M stands for 'Movie'.

Anonymous on Jun 16, 2011


33 is king. =)

Panda on Jun 15, 2011


There's only one JC and that's the lord almighty. Johnny Cash.

Crapola on Jun 15, 2011



Anonymous on Jun 16, 2011


probably the creepiest photo ive seen of kitsch but whatever.  looking forward for the film!

Anonymous on Jun 15, 2011


Droping 'of Mars' was a bad move, they just lost $100million on that poorly thought decicion.

David Banner on Jun 15, 2011


Maybe the sequel will be called "John Carter of Mars"

Fox on Jun 15, 2011


bleh. that poster hurts my eyes.

Angry Chief on Jun 15, 2011


so... princess of mars is being produced by disney... too bad white man solves native problem story has already been done to death (most recently by Cameron). 

dalidememoria on Jun 16, 2011


too bad all those lackluster attempts were made when they should have gone straight to the source material (ERB)

EdgarRiceBurroughs on Jul 8, 2011

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