In addition to the FX-laden trailer, Walt Disney Studios has also released a television spot as well as a special offer being extended to fans who share the name as the title hero. Introduced by director Andrew Stanton, anyone named John Carter (or people who know someone named John Carter) are invited to visit RealJohnCarter.com and sign up to be invited to special private screenings. One John Carter will even be awarded a mysterious trip to parts as of yet unknown.
Without further ado, the trailer:
The television spot:
And the special ‘John Carter’ screening of John Carter:
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.
John Carter arrives in theaters nationwide on March 9, 2012.