John Carter Super Bowl TV Spot Preview
01.31.12 by BJSprecher
Super Bowl XLVI is less than a week away and for football fans who also happen to be movie fans that means a one-two punch of athletics at its finest and a windfall of new TV spots for upcoming movies. While it's impossible to get a preview of the action in the big game, Walt Disney Pictures has provided a sneak peek at the TV spot for John Carter that will air during the game.
An adaptation of the first novel in legendary pulp fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs's 11-volume Barsoom (Mars) series, the movie stars Taylor Kitsch as the title character, a Civil War veteran who finds himself possessed of incredible abilities after mysteriously being transported to Mars. Though the TV spot preview is short, it does include never-before-seen footage of some of the wonders in store for Carter upon his arrival on Mars.
John Carter was written (with Michael Chabon) and directed by Andrew Stanton (Wall-E). The cast includes Willem Dafoe as Tars Tarkas, Lynn Collins as Princess Dejah Thoris, 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.