Willem Dafoe Joining Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins in Andrew Stanton’s JOHN CARTER OF MARS

     July 15, 2009


Willem Dafoe can happen at any time.  He’s an actor that just appears in random roles.  It’s not fair to say he’s a standard character actor because he can and does lead films from time to time.  He’s one of the leads in Lars Von Trier’s upcoming and reportedly batshit-insane “Antichrist” and he’s been the main villain in a major blockbuster like “Spider-Man”.  And then out of nowhere, he can be the fourth-supporting role in a movie like “Inside Man” or “The Aviator”.

Now Variety is reporting that Dafoe just happened to Andrew Stanton’s (“WALL-E”) upcoming adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars”.  Hit the jump to find out how Dafoe will happen this time.

According to Variety, Dafoe will play Tars Tarkas, a fierce green Martian warrior, who’s unusual among his savage race for his ability to love.  You had me at “Dafoe playing a green Martian warrior” but the ability to love?  Even better.  Apparently, Tars’ forges an alliance with John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) and the two fight side-by-side in all of the book so if there’s sequels, Dafoe could happen to those too.

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