Disney's adaptation of John Carter was originally titled John Carter of Mars which revealed right away that the red planet was going to involved in some way. The teaser trailer and first feature-length trailer have all focused on Civil War veteran Carter (X-Men Origins: Wolverine's Taylor Kitsch) and his adventures after he is mysteriously transported to Mars. A recent TV spot at least briefly revealed Carter's first moments on the planet, but none of the promotional materials have spent too much time back in Carter's time on Earth. That is, until AICN found a Japanese trailer that finally reveals some bits from Carter's life before being transported to Mars.
The trailer also includes a narrative device used by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author that created the pulp hero. In The Princess of Mars, his first novel using the character, the story was said to be true and was passed on to Burroughs for publication 21 years later. In the trailer, Burroughs (Daryl Sabara, Spy Kids) is Carter's nephew and the movie is a retelling of Carter's private journals. watch the trailer >> Posted 12.26.11 by Ryan