Three Epic Mars / Tharks Banners for Andrew Stanton's 'John Carter'

December 2, 2011

John Carter Banners

Okay, come on, this just looks awesome! I know there's been a mixed reaction to the latest trailer, but show me hard sci-fi with fully-rendered Tharks (the tall, green martian guys) on Mars—rather, Barsoom—with some epic landscapes, I'm in. I love this stuff, and I think Andrew Stanton's John Carter looks exciting. Apple has put out three new banners (likely billboards, too) that I also dig. I love the epic sci-fi setups in each of these, and honestly, Woola (Carter's little "pet" calot) is just adorable. Look at him! There's shots of Taylor Kitsch as Carter fighting the white apes, Willem Dafoe as Tars Tarkas and more. See ’em below!

Click any to go to Apple's gallery to download HD versions. Finally, some good marketing material for this.

Disney's John Carter Banner

Disney's John Carter Banner

Disney's John Carter Banner

John Carter (of Mars) is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventures, telling 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 (Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Collins). Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. John Carter is directed by Pixar alum Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) from a screenplay by Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon & Stanton. Disney is bringing John Carter to theaters in 3D eveywhere starting March 9th, 2012 this spring.

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George Caltsoudas on Dec 2, 2011


Come on, there is absolutely NOTHING about these banners that indicates this is or looks cheap, at all. You're just pulling a negative word out of the hat and throwing it out there. If anything, these banners look damn good!

Alex Billington on Dec 2, 2011


Yep.  Welcome to another episode of "We all gotta be hipster haters!".... And I like the banners myself, but that's just my opinion. 

Anonymous on Dec 3, 2011


Im hoping Stanton delivers with this, it'd be a shame if he didn't carry on the success of his animated features into a live-action debut.

Voice of Reason on Dec 2, 2011


Agreed.  I mean, of all the various attempts to make a film based on the novel, this is the only one that's actually "made it" (that SyFy POS don't count).  And they've been making attempts for years:

Anonymous on Dec 3, 2011



Chris Batty on Dec 2, 2011



Jason on Dec 2, 2011


What's with the cheap font? Takes you out of it completely, makes it generic instead of epic. 

R. eally on Dec 2, 2011


What are you talking about? It's not a cheap font... it's a bold, simplistic sans-serif font, I like it a lot. What kind of font would you rather see them use instead, Papyrus? Comic-Sans? Come on...

Alex Billington on Dec 2, 2011



R2ind on Dec 2, 2011


Alex, it's a wasted exercise.  After all, I'm sure that R.eally can make a much better poster with his/her mad PhotoShop skills. ....and yes, I am being sarcastic.

Anonymous on Dec 3, 2011


I'm not gonna lie at first I was annoyed how people kept talking about John Carter and its influence on sci-fi. But after reading and seeing the huge impact  its made on movies and books, i'm pretty excited. It even influenced the story of superman, probably one the most iconic superheroes. These photos even increase the hype for me. Man they got me, im in. Hurry up march.

The Fortress on Dec 2, 2011


The Fortress, great post.  After reading all the posts screaming that this film is a rip off of every SF film that cribbed from the original novel, it's very nice to see that somebody at least went and did their research.  It's a classic SF adventure and I'm glad to see that a film is finally being released for it.

Anonymous on Dec 3, 2011


Looks CGI. And I mean that in a bad way.

001211 on Dec 2, 2011


I like them and it doesn't matter if no one else does

Moif on Dec 3, 2011


Lagoya, sadly, you're wrong--but it's not your fault.  See, the movie is based on a novel written nearly 100 years ago--a novel that Lucas most likely read (and James Cameron most certainly did!)--and both of them took elements from the novel when they made their films, the SW movies and AVATAR, respectfully.  But not many people know about this. They could find out more by doing some research, but.... So, yeah, it is going to look like a "crap Star Wars" at first glance, even though SW took elements from its source material. Just FYI: Trust me, I understand that it's very easy to pass this off as a crappy SW clone.

Anonymous on Dec 3, 2011

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