Everything that we’ve seen from John Carter over the past few months has been beyond promising, from the first teaser we saw last year to all the concept art we’ve seen since to the Super Bowl TV spot that we got earlier this month.

Led by Taylor Kitsch, the film has a terrific supporting cast that includes Lynn Collins as the lead female, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Bryan Cranston, Dominic West, Samantha Morton, Ciarán Hinds, and James Purefoy. And on top of all that, the Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton, whose credits include WALL-E and Finding Nemo, is making his live-action debut with this. Awesome stuff.

We’ve now got a fantastic new featurette to share with you in which we get to hear about Stanton, Kitsch, Collins, and Dafoe all excited about how the audience will respond to the film, with some excellent new footage spliced between the interviews.

“Synopsis: 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.”

The character of John Carter was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs a hundred years ago, and I had no idea about the kind of influence it’s had in the years since until watching this great new featurette.

John Carter will be with us in 3D on 9th March here and across the Atlantic, and by all accounts, it looks like Disney have another huge success on their hands. Here’s the great new featurette to give you a taste for what should be an immense film.

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