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John Carter of Mars

That time Marvel Comics turned a John Carter story into a Star Wars tale
Aug 6, 2015

How do you change one sci-fi property into another? Comics legend Walt Simonson has revealed how it's done.

Concept footage reveals stunning, aborted John Carter of Mars film we never saw
Jul 6, 2015

Despite being a box-office bomb, Disney’s John Carter flick wasn’t as bad as advertised. But the version we could’ve gotten looks so much better.

 

International trailer reveals John Carter's roots
Jul 4, 2015

International trailers always get the good stuff. The Japanese promo for Disney's John Carter has new footage and exposes the character's rocky roots. He's got some built up anger and is ready to take it out on the Martians!

More John Carter movies could happen, just not with Disney
Oct 21, 2014

Still wishing John Carter had more of a chance on the big screen? There's a new glimmer of hope.

9 sci-fi flops that deserve sequels (and 3 hits that don't)
Apr 17, 2013

For every surprise hit, there are dozens of failed and forgotten flicks that crash and burn at the box office.

Joss Whedon, China Miéville + more snag Nebula Award nominations
Feb 20, 2013

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America have just revealed their picks for the best sci-fi and fantasy writing and filmmaking of the last year.

Which sci-fi film beat John Carter as Time's WORST of the year?
Jan 14, 2013

Time magazine has revealed its 10 worst films of the year—and someone beat out box office bomb John Carter for the top spot. So which film ranked as the worst of the worst?

11 sci-fi stories that show what goes wrong if you sleep too much
Dec 17, 2012

Most of us get pretty cranky without enough sleep. But, there is such a thing as too much sleep—especially in sci-fi. Sadly, that's where these folks come in.

Why did John Carter tank? Baffled Willem Dafoe has his own theory
Dec 17, 2012

A lot of people are still puzzling over why John Carter didn't fare better at the box office, particularly after we all saw the scale of the visual feast director Andrew Stanton prepared for us. Co-star Willem Dafoe is just as baffled as we are ... but he does have a theory.

Producer blames John Carter's failure on Disney's 'mistakes'
Dec 17, 2012

The lead up to the epic (and epic bomb) John Carter was filled with marketing missteps, as Disney tried to push—then mask—the hard sci-fi underpinnings behind the Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation. Now one of the film's producers has spoken out, and says it's that indecisiveness that ultimately doomed the film.

Here's how Jon Favreau's John Carter would have been a lot different
Dec 17, 2012

Back when John Carter was still called John Carter of Mars, Iron Man director Jon Favreau was originally attached to bring Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic story to life. But, it wasn't meant to be—so Andrew Stanton stepped in to make a solid (but commercially awful) film. So what would Favreau have done differently?

John Carter bombed so bad it killed Disney's new Snow White movie
Dec 17, 2012

A live-action take on Snow White has been in the works at Disney for years, and production was set to start up in a few months—that is until the network pulled the plug. Why? Mostly because of John Carter's epic fail at the box office.

Check out exclusive video chats with the creators of John Carter
Dec 17, 2012

What does director Andrew Stanton mean when he says about John Carter that, "I didn't want to make a xerox of a xerox?" There's only one way to find out.

Still unsure about John Carter? Here's 10 minutes that might sway you
Dec 17, 2012

Disney can read audience research as well as anyone, and since that tracking says John Carter is heading for certain doom unless audiences can be convinced to see the $250 million sci-fi adventure, it's showing off some of the goods.

12 movies we all thought would tank but which turned out to be hits
Dec 17, 2012

Disney's John Carter has not had an easy path towards theaters, with would-be audiences either confused about what it was or thinking that it's woefully derivative. And as Pixar's first live-action flick, there's a lot riding on its success. But other films have overcome even worse buzz to become legitimate box-office successes.