New Photos, Sneak Peek Video and Preview Clips for John Carter
02.16.12 by Ryan
Promotion of Disney's upcoming adaptation of John Carter has been an onslaught as of late. Fans of the Edgar Rice Burroughs's pulp hero have been treated to a Super Bowl TV spot, a featurette and a "special look" video titled "John Carter: Our World." Far from done, Disney has raised its promotional campaign from onslaught to avalanche, with another new "special look" video to go along with a bunch of new photos and preview clips.
Directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E), John Carter is about Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) who mysteriously finds himself on Mars, where his new-found powers enable him to aid in the battle between the planet's inhabitants. While Burroughs has a strong fan-base, there may be many who are unfamiliar with the character. The second "special look" video seems intent on revealing the kind of hero Carter is.
The Playlist has discovered three new preview clips from the movie, the first of which sees Carter after his arrival on Mars, where he meets and tries to communicate with Tars Tarkas (voiced by Willem Dafoe), a Barsoomian ("Martian") warrior who becomes Carter's ally.
The second clip sees Carter learn which planet he is on from Dejah Toris (Lynn Collins), Princess of the Martian city state/empire of Helium.
The third clip shows Carter's introduction to the alien creature Wooly, his eventual six-legged pet and bodyguard.
A fourth clip, found at ComingSoon, shows Carter, Dejah, and Tarkas on the run from Matai Shang (Mark Strong), the leader of a powerful cult called the Holy Therns.
There's also several new photos from the movie, some of which we've provided below. They offer more looks at Ciarán Hinds as Tardos Mors, the grandfather of Dejah Toris; James Purefoy as Kantos Kan, the leader of the Heliumetic navy; Dominic West as Sab Than, the prince of the city of Zodanga; and, of course, more shots of Kitsch and Collins.
John Carter is based on Princess of Mars, the first novel in Burroughs' 11-volume series. It was adapted by Stanton and Michael Chabon (author of Wonder Boys). The movie co-stars Samantha Morton as Sola, Thomas Haden Church as Tal Hajus, Polly Walker as Sarkoja, and Bryan Cranston as Powell.