The second trailer for next year's Martian uprising epic, John Carter has been released.
Expanding on what we've seen in the first trailer from last summer, we see the focus shifted away from the origin of the titular abducted Civil War-era protagonist played by Taylor Kitsch, showing us a lot more of the stunning visuals and landscapes of the Red Planet and its inhabitants.
Do check out this stunning trailer below!
Originating from a 1917 novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the character of John Carter has seen many adaptations over the past century. Now, director, Andrew Stanton goes from animated kid fodder like Finding Nemo and WALL-E to discovering a knack for live action/sci-fi with this latest revival. While still under the Disney banner, this film does appear to pack quite a punch.
Fans of the X-Men films may likely see this reunion of X-Men Origins: Wolverine stars merely as "Gambit swooping in on Silver Fox" when Kitsch's John Carter will romance Lynn Collins' Martian Princess, Dejah Thoris. However, with this being Kitsch's first tenure at the top of the marquee, he'll also have the benefit of Mark Strong, Bryan Cranston, and Thomas Hayden Church as his supporting cast. (Not bad at all.)
It might still be too early to tell, but this film looks quite promising.
John Carter hits theaters on March 9, 2012.