JOHN CARTER Battles White Apes, Saves the Princess in New Clip and Featurette

     February 24, 2012


Disney has released a new clip and featurette for director Andrew Stanton’s John Carter that will satisfy your need for action and romance respectively. First up is a clip that shows the titular hero, played by Taylor Kitsch, as he battles for his life in the Barsoomian (ie Martian) version of gladiatorial games. Alongside Carter is a badly wounded Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe), a Martian warrior who is being tested for signs of weakness by pitting him against the ferocious White Apes. Those of you who prefer the softer side of John Carter will be interested in the new featurette that highlights the relationship of Carter and the Martian princess, Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). If none of the above makes any sense to you, might I suggest you check out some posters, images, trailers, behind-the-scenes footage and set visit interviews. Better yet, just get caught up on everything here. John Carter releases in 3D on March 9th. Hit the jump to see the new clip and featurette.

Check out the new clip and featurette below, along with a new trailer at the end of the White Ape battle that provides some fresh looks at Barsoom. Here’s the synopsis for John Carter:

From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor 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 (Lynn 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.


  • Taylor Kitch is so fucking gritty

    fucking so motherfucking gritty bro

    • cloxlider

      I take it you don’t get out much, do you?

  • DerpyMcDerpstein

    Looks good, I hope the reviews convince people to go see it sinc ethe marketing wasn’t that good

    • Mo

      Yeah, considering this is a film with a huge budget but a director taking his first shot at live action and no big stars, Disney really dropped the ball on this one. Hopefully it makes out OK.

      • lzs

        idk dude that supporting cast is pretty strong

  • Alex–

    If he has super strength why can’t he defeat a couple of guys with his sword?

    • Dogg

      Yeah, I was OK with it until he started swinging the rock around. Low grav lets you jump high, but doesn’t turn you into superman.

  • Fiz

    And if it still doesn’t make sense after all that you can also pick up the John Carter book series on Kindle for a dollar.

  • Stevo the Magnifcent

    At least we know now where George Lucas got the arena sequence from in ‘Attack of the Clones’, but in saying that, everytime I see footage of this film, I always end up thinking this is what the prequels should have looked like (minus the loincloths, of course)… had Lucas hired another screenwriter to help work on the script(s), not to mention gotten someone else to direct them!

    • Alex–

      A long long time from now when the rights are up for grabs. I think the prequels will be be remade, since it’s obvious whatever vision Lucas had went horribly horribly wrong.

  • shawn

    i would hate to see him jump a hundred feet in the air, land, and start clanking swords with normal strength, green people better be flying from impact.

  • Tol

    I look forward to seeing this. My biggest concern is the short run time. 1hr 34mins seems a little short for the scope of this movie.

    • brou

      It’s not 1hr34, it’s 2hr20, check your facts…

      • Kofi

        Actually, you’re both wrong the runtime is 2hr 3mins according to what Andrew Stanton said on his twitter.

      • Tol

        That was the run time given by Rotten Tomatoes. If it is longer then all well and good.

        Why is it so many people on this site are always looking for a fight?

  • wolverqueen

    Pretty much every scene could have been from a Star Wars Movie or be in a future Star Wars movie. It is a combo of Return of the Jedi and Attack of the Clones… I think I even saw Annakin, Obi and Yoda in their robes from the end of Jedi in there !

    • diles1

      Or, to be more accurate, every scene from a Star Wars movie could have been from John Carter, because, you know, John Carter predates Star Wars by roughly 65 years. Bone up a bit please.

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  • Red

    Except that the story was written decades before Mr. Lucas and anyone who ever watches Star Wars, Star Trek, Avatar and a host of other sci-fi was created by borrowing from this series of books. You know books, right? Those dead tree, non talking, non animated things that you have to hold make an effort to read and imagine. I’ve been watching Sci-fi movies for forty years waiting for the technology to catch up with the epic scale of this story. And I’m not alone.

    • cloxlider

      lame post, dude. do better next time.

  • Grant keanan

    It looks pretty epic! BUT 3D ? Hell no!

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