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Sad Trombone: 'John Carter' Fans Use Booth At Comic-Con To Collect Signatures For A Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 3:58 PM
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  • 85 Comments
Well, you gotta admire their spirit. Conveniently ignoring that Disney themselves have written off Andrew Stanton's "John Carter" as a $200 million mistake, fans on various corners of the internet continue to stump for a sequel to the movie. And this campaign is getting organized. There's an official Back To Barsoom website, an online petition aimed at crossing the desk of Disney honcho Alan Horn, and believe it or not, these folks have shelled out some cash to back up their word, with a presence at Comic-Con to keep collecting names from folks who want to see the formerly developing "John Carter: The God Of Mars."

Andrew Stanton Says Rumors That 'John Carter' Cost $300 Million Is A "Complete And Utter Lie"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2012 5:43 PM
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  • 4 Comments
To say that the development of Disney's "John Carter" has been scrutinzed would be an understatement. The project itself has been in the works for years with a handful of directors (Jon Favreau and Robert Rodriguez among them) working on it, but never quite cracking the sci-fi space epic. However, it was Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton ("Wall-E," "Finding Nemo") who finally got the ball rolling and for his live action debut, he couldn't have asked for a bigger challenge. And indeed he's been closely watched every step of the way, with rumors growing loud as the film shifted release dates, dropped "Of Mars" from its initial title and slowly started earning concerned buzz, with reports showing up in the trades suggesting that his inexperience led to reshoots that pushed the budget to a staggering $300 million (a figure most recently tossed around in The Hollywood Reporter), but Stanton is now fighting back.

'John Carter' Producer Jim Morris Confirms Sequel 'John Carter: The Gods Of Mars' Already In The Works

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2012 2:30 PM
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  • 12 Comments
Well, this is not really all that much of a surprise considering it's now a standard practice. For anyone who has been paying attention in 2011, major projects like "Real Steel" and "Green Lantern" were already talking about sequels long before they hit theaters. Studios are all about franchises right now, and they don't want to be waiting around for years for a sequel should a movie turn out to be a big hit. Thus, with press assembled right now in Arizona for a massive "John Carter" pow wow with everyone involved with the movie, talk of a followup is already in the air.

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