Watch: Exciting New 'Introduction to John Carter' of Mars Featurette

February 13, 2012
Source: YouTube

Introduction to John Carter Featurette

"John Carter had to be there in order for Star Wars to happen!" Indeed it did, but it's still known as John Carter of Mars, but so be it. Disney has unveiled a new featurette for Andrew Stanton's upcoming sci-fi adventure called "An Introduction to John Carter", a quick "behind-the-scenes" video focusing on the world and the character, created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912. Its also got some new footage, finished CG shots that are looking great, and better glimpses of Willem Dafoe and Thomas Haden Church as Tharks, as well as Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins. Still looks great, I love the world, can't wait to see it!

Watch the new "Introduction to John Carter" featurette for Andrew Stanton's John Carter, via YouTube:

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 everywhere starting on March 9th next month.

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I'm seeing it.

Xerxexx on Feb 13, 2012


 I'm seeing it, but still considering buying it;D

CookieMonster on Feb 13, 2012


 May buy it as well.

Xerxexx on Feb 13, 2012


On Blue-Ray, right? 😎

Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012


Finally something that convinces me that this movie will be good

Michael Lee on Feb 13, 2012


I really think it will be a dope film but it reminds me of prince of Persia I highly doubt it will be a box office success

Michael A. Corsey on Feb 13, 2012


Michael, from reading the original novels (and from the clips I've seen), this looks nothing like POP. (But in all fairness, I can see why it would look that way to some.) As for box-office success...who knows?  It might earn some serious coin; no one knows how much it will earn.  The reviews from advance screenings have been very positive, so it could translate to high BO numbers.

Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012


I'm glad they're getting around to the history of JC as that is what sucked me in as a kid. Still no mention of the 100th year anniversary...maybe next week?

woodythewino on Feb 13, 2012


I've seen the centennial anniversary mentioned on a couple of sites, such as this one: http://thejohncarterfiles.com/ Also, the i09 site discussed the novels in a recent post. But you have a point.  There should have been more about the history of JC and of Burrough's Martian tales.  I'm pretty sick and tired of the "It's a rip-off of---" moaning and groaning.  

Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012


Hopefully, the Star Wars geeks will stop accusing Stanton of plagiarism after seeing this and go check out the source material.

Smelly Britches on Feb 13, 2012


 Any SW fans who say that really aren't fans of SW...if they think John Carter is a ripoff then they are ignorant.

Xerxexx on Feb 13, 2012


One hopes....but even with the ability to just look info up, people are STILL howling about how Stanton's ripping off SW and AVATAR.... That's like saying STARSHIP TROOPERS ripped offf ALIENS. JC isn't ripping off anything. 

Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012


Prince of Persia? Puleeze.

Jimmie Tee on Feb 13, 2012


I am more scared for this movie than any other movie this year. I love the director, Andrew Staunton, but I am so scared the studio took too much control.

DAVIDPD on Feb 13, 2012


 cool story bro.

suuup on Feb 13, 2012


didn't read. lol

Max Renn on Feb 15, 2012


Andrew is a Pixar-formed master in his arts. E.R.B.'s original novel is the "mother" of STAR WARS and AVATAR! and THAT just might be the problem, meaning that people will say "seen it" and won't line up.

S Kuhlmann on Feb 14, 2012


Avatar is a ripoff, bad ripoff, of tons of movies. Boring as hell. In 3D!

Manuel on Feb 14, 2012


The original Star Wars did it better.

Max Renn on Feb 15, 2012


Wow, did you see the movie already?

Jaime Staalenburg on Mar 2, 2012

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