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Andrew Stanton Says No 'John Carter' At Comic-Con, Says Film Will "Gain Nothing" By Showing Early

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 16, 2011 7:20 AM
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So are studios now backing away from showing off their goods very early at Comic-Con? That seems to be the way the tide is shifting. Just a couple of days ago it was revealed that Warner Bros, DreamWorks, The Weinstein Company and Disney were going to be no shows this year in San Diego. While Jon Favreau will give fans "Cowboys & Aliens" a week before it hits theaters by premiering it at the geek convention, it seems studios are cooling on the idea of sneaking their movies six months or more before they hit screens. "Sucker Punch" and "Tron: Legacy" are probably the two biggest recent examples of films that got big Comic-Con hype only to fizzle or underperform at the box office (and yes, we know a sequel is in the works but you can bet Disney was expecting bigger numbers for a movie they started hustling two years before it came out). And it's not just studio honchos who are wary of questionable impact Comic-Con has on a movie.

Deeply Uninteresting Poster For 'John Carter' Bows

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • 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).

Disney Sets 'The Lion King' For 3D Release On Sept. 16; 'John Carter' Is No Longer 'Of Mars'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 26, 2011 5:44 AM
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So, after the slightly lower than expected domestic opening (but still massive overall haul) for "Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" reports surfaced that perhaps audiences were fatiguing on paying out extra dollars on top of already high movie ticket prices for the 3D experience, especially families. Well, apparently, Disney doesn't feel that's the case.

'John Carter Of Mars' Faces 'Prometheus,' 'Frankenweenie' Moves To Fall In 2012 Date Shifts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 7:26 AM
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While everyone is still picking their jaws up off the floor from the latest round of "The Dark Knight Rises" casting, Disney has quietly gone ahead and shifted the release dates for two of their major 2012 tentpoles, and they're making some bold moves.

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