1st John Carter clip reveals more Mars, more aliens, more action

In less than a month, John Carter will invade Mars and our movie theaters, and to get us even more excited about the sweeping sci-fi epic based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' books, Walt Disney pictures has released the very first, actiony clip from director Andrew Stanton's film.

The clip may be a bit on the short side at only 42 seconds, but it's a good 42 seconds. And you can't argue that it's fun as heck to see our titular hero, American Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), try to escape from a horde of pesky and determined Martians—led by the always-awesome Mark Strong as Holy Hekkador Matai Shang—like a pro.

Carter's efforts will certainly go a long way to get him some much-deserved brownie points toward winning the love of the beautiful Martian princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins).The guy obviously knows how to sweep a girl off her feet ... and into a small raft many, many feet below.

Oh, and we also get to see more of the beautiful desert landscape of Barsoom, as well as a tiny bit of Willem Dafoe's Tars Tarkas, so WIN.

John Carter hits theaters on March 9, 2012, in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D. Are you guys ready?

(via SFX)

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