James Purefoy discusses his John Carter character

“He's a very cheeky, mischievous soldier,” actor says

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Other-worldly sci-fi John Carter is currently in production set for a 2012 release, and English actor James Purefoy has spoken up about his involvement in the movie.

Purefoy, who’s best known for Solomon Kane and his role as Mark Antony in TV show Rome, plays Kantos Kan, the captain of a futuristic airship.

“He's a very cheeky, mischievous soldier/airman,” Purefoy says of the character. “He's just very charming. He's not frightened of getting involved in very sticky situations with John Carter.

“There's a certain bravado about him. He's a bit Errol Flynn-esque. He has a great lust for life and he's a very positive character, in the film.”

Purefoy went on to add that John Carter is very much being set up as the first in a series of movies, with his character to get more screen time in the projected sequels.

“He's not in this film very much, in the first one,” the actor says. “I think a lot of the characters in the first John Carter are established, but with the knowledge that they're going to be bigger in the next two episodes of it.”

John Carter, previously titled John Carter Of Mars, follows the titular human, who finds himself transported to Mars and caught in the middle of a Martian battle.

John Carter opens 9 March 2012.

Excited for John Carter? Like the idea of a franchise? Drop your comments below...


    • Hadouken76

      Jul 4th 2011, 11:09

      He should of been played by Noah Wyle...just for a laugh! :D

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 4th 2011, 19:16

      Haha a fellow ER fan. Off topic: I want Purefoy in Game Of Thrones !!

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    • FBALee

      Jul 5th 2011, 10:09

      I'll watch anything Purefoy is in. Yes, I second the motion that he take part in Game of Thrones season 2. Somehow, someway. That would be swell. He's already proven himself with HBO, right?

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 5th 2011, 19:42

      Yes, Purefoy was Marc Antony in Rome.

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