Thursday, July 14, 2011

Trailer watch: John Carter

OK, I admit: This first trailer for John Carter -- set to open March 9, 2012 at theaters and drive-ins everywhere -- appeals to my inner geek. But did I miss something, or have the folks at Walt Disney decided to downplay the movie's literary source? I mean, it's based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars novels, right? So what's with the bland movie title? Shouldn't the Disney brass be afraid that some folks will buy tickets expecting to see Noah Wyle back in the emergency room?


Emmers said...

That last line had me in stitches! I also wondered why it wasn't called, "The Princess of Mars."

Joe Leydon said...

Because Disney was afraid people might think it was another follow-up to The Princess Diaries?