Edgar Rice Burrough’s pulp hero John Carter of Mars might not be as well known by the general public as the author’s other great creation Tarzan, but Disney is going to do their best to correct that over the next several months leading up to the release of John Carter next March. As the publicity blitz starts to gear up, we see the studio releasing a photo to Entertainment Tonight that shows us some of the great pulpy adventure the film has in store. Granted, some people will look at this and jump to the conclusion that this scene of Carter squaring off against a martian Great White Ape is ripping off the Star Wars films. But let’s face it, Lucas and a host of others have been lifting from Burroughs for decades now.
John Carter stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, and Willem Dafoe and opens on March 9th.