Taylor Kitsch Takes a Ride in International Poster for John Carter
01.12.12 by BrentJS
Disney hyped director Andrew Stanton's (Wall-E) new movie, John Carter, all throughout the month of December, releasing new posters, debuting the first trailer, airing multiple TV spots and even having title star Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) show up on Good Morning America to talk about the movie.
It now appears as if Disney is satisfied that domestic moviegoers are in-the-know about the upcoming sci-fi epic, because the focus of the promotional campaign for the movie has shifted to targeting potential audiences overseas. A Japanese trailer turned up online several weeks ago that contained new footage of Carter's time on Earth and journey to Mars, and now a Spanish-language teaser poster has been released that shows Carter riding across the Martian landscape with Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe), Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) and his loyal "dog" Woola in tow.
John Carter was written by Stanton and Michael Chabon and is based on the first novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-volume Barsoom (Mars) series. The cast includes James Purefoy as Kantos Kan, Samantha Morton as Sola, Dominic West as Sab Than, Thomas Haden Church as Tal Hajus, Polly Walker as Sarkoja, Ciarán Hinds as Tardos Mors, Mark Strong as Matai Shang and Bryan Cranston as Powell.