New John Carter featurette online

“John Carter had to be there in order for Star Wars to happen”

Disney has released a new introductory featurette for upcoming sci-fi blockbuster John Carter, in which cast and crew discuss the film alongside various snippets of shiny new footage.

The new clips show the grand scale upon which the story is played out, with Taylor Kitsch’s Mars-marooned hero leaping his way from one conflict to the next. However, despite the grand action scenes, Kitsch is also keen to point out that, “as big as this is, it’s truly a character-driven story.”

Take a look at the new featurette below…

Everyone seems at pains to point out how influential the original John Carter story was, as if to say, “don’t think just because you’ve seen Star Wars, you don’t need to bother with this.”

That said, it probably doesn’t help that the film looks staggeringly likeEpisode I  in terms of its general aesthetic. Let’s just hope the dialogue, action, casting… well, pretty much everything is better than the re-released prequel.

John Carter opens in the UK on 9 March 2012.

Will you be going to see John Carter, or giving Episode One another go-around? Tell us, below.


    • Hadouken76

      Feb 16th 2012, 13:11

      Looks a bit..Prince of Persia..

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    • ChrisWootton

      Feb 16th 2012, 15:45

      That's the first time I've seen anything about it where it actually explains a little about the premise. Looks alright but it has all been done before. Hope they can bring something new to the genre.. especially after banging on about how it's influenced every sci fi film. Could be another Tron Legacy..

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    • FBJRider

      Feb 16th 2012, 16:51

      @ChrisWootton, You say it's all been done before but the truth is none of it ever happen before John Carter. The films you've seen with this kind of thing were influenced by Carter. As such it deserves for people to actually wait till they've watched the film to judge it.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Feb 16th 2012, 17:04

      No i totally get that.. I'm talking about how they translate it to film. You only have to look at Conan, Judge Dredd, LXG, Watchmen etc to see how they can totally fook it up regardless of the source material.

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    • writerdave87

      Feb 17th 2012, 2:17

      Nah Avatar more ripped off Pocahontas and Dances with Wolves imo but I agree John Carpenter's the same type of stuff.

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    • alexr

      Feb 17th 2012, 15:54

      Wait...this comes out the same day as Mass Effect 3?! Holy Sci-fi Overload Batman!

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 17th 2012, 18:09

      Call me an unabashed popcorn fan all you want but I am excited for John Carter of Mars.

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