Epic Otherwordly Action in John Carter Super Bowl Spot
02.06.12 by BJSprecher
A week ago, Walt Disney teased that new footage would be revealed in the John Carter TV spot that would air during the Super Bowl and the "House of Mouse" delivered...big time. The spot begins with a montage of previously released footage played out inside the logo for the movie before a barrage of new footage reveals the epic otherworldly action in store when the transplanted Civil War veteran played by Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, upcoming Battleship) uses his Mars-given super powers to battle giant "white apes," win the affections of the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) and try to prevent a global conflict between warring races from tearing the Red Planet apart.
John Carter was written (with Michael Chabon) and directed by two-time Academy Award-winner Andrew Stanton (Wall-E). It is based on the first novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-volume Barsoom (Mars) series. Here's the synopsis of the movie:
John Carter 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 Dejah Thoris (Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
The cast of John Carter also 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. It opens March 9th.