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Deeply Uninteresting Poster For 'John Carter' Bows

by Kevin Jagernauth
June 15, 2011 3:21 AM
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With "John Carter Of Mars" recently dropping half of its title to simply "John Carter" and now with the first poster being unveiled, it seems Disney is hell bent on making sure audiences don't know this movie takes place in outer space. Instead, if we were to take a guess, the movie appears to be about Taylor Kitsch's quest to get a tribal tattoo (oh wait, that's just the awful font treatment given to the title).

Directed by Andrew Stanton and boasting a pretty stellar cast including the aforementioned and greasy looking Kitsch, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Polly Walker, Willem Dafoe, Lynn Collins, Bryan Cranston, Ciaran Hinds, James Purefoy, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong and Daryl Sabara, the film is an adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars” series, about a Civil War soldier who is transported to Mars and embarks on alien adventures. Or so we think. But this poster might just be an outtake from a recent Calvin Klein ad campaign. However, if you're trying to sell a movie that takes place on a distant world and this supposedly gonna be one helluva visual feast, mission failed. Big time.

Anyway, a trailer should be landing any day now, most likely in front of "Cars 2." It will hit theaters on March 9, 2012. Check out the full poster below. [Apple]

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  • jonathan | June 15, 2011 7:35 AMReply

    I'm pumped for this movie, but ever since they dropped the "Of Mars" I've been worried. Studios shouldn't try to hide what their movies are about. If it's balls out sci-fi then be bold and show it.

  • padre | June 15, 2011 6:08 AMReply


    They feared everyone would think it a movie about Jesus Christ, if they left off the M.

    Given that the poster gives us nothing, this was a valid fear.

  • rotch | June 15, 2011 3:46 AMReply

    Also, if they changed the tittle to simply "John Carter" why are they using the JCM acronym?

  • rotch | June 15, 2011 3:44 AMReply

    Hey, the logo is cool.

    Sorry, had to say something positive 'cause I'm crazy excited about this.

  • Abner | June 15, 2011 3:32 AMReply

    Don't trailers usually sell what a film *actually* looks like?

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