Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several new hi-res stills from its upcoming release of John Carter. The new stills feature Taylor Kitsch in the title role as well as a good first look at Mark Strong as Matai Shang, from the image that first appeared in Empire magazine. We also get a couple of good stills featuring the white apes prominently featured in the latest trailer.
From Academy Award®winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter (formerly John Carter of Mars)– 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.
The new stills have been added to the beginning of our our gallery below.
John Carter arrives in theaters nationwide on March 9, 2012.