‘John Carter’ Trailer: Taylor Kitsch Brings ‘Something New’ To Mars

Earlier this week, a brand new poster and several new images debuted from the upcoming Disney fantasy film, “John Carter.” The main photo of the bunch showed off the legendary white ape, an icon in the original books by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

In the new trailer, which debuted online on IGN this morning, we see Taylor Kitsch as John Carter take this monstrous beast down in one blow, all set to an orchestral cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.”

The trailer differs significantly from the teaser, which was received by fans with a mostly lukewarm response. It focuses all of its action entirely on the struggles of Mars, or Barsoom as it’s known in the world of the movie and the books.

This leaves behind the area that was covered mostly in the first trailer, namely John Carter’s origin as a Civil War soldier. Much of the actual narrative elements came from that portion of the story, instead of focusing on Carter after he wakes up on Mars for an unknown reason.

Once on the red planet, Carter is thrown into a struggle for the fate of Mars. The trailer gives a better glimpse at some of the supporting actors, who include Lynn Collins, Mark Strong, Dominic West, Willem Dafoe and Bryan Cranston.

“John Carter” marks the big screen debut for its Academy Award-winning director, Andrew Stanton. Stanton was previously known for his work on several Pixar films, including “Finding Nemo” and “WALL-E.”

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