Following on from the first poster from Disney’s new movie, John Carter and our Edit Bay Visit (read Anthony’s great report here), here is the very first trailer for John Carter (formerly called John Carter of Mars). It’s set ready to sit in front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 which is released this Friday.

The movie is directed by Andrew Stanton of Pixar fame and stars Taylor Kitsch , Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton , Mark Strong , Ciaran Hinds , Dominic West , James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, Willem Dafoe.

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.

John Carter will be released 9th March 2012 and is one we’re very much looking forward to seeing. Are you?