John Carter Movie

Lost In Our World, Found In Another.

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Civil War vet John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet...

Who's Involved:

Bryan Cranston, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Mark Protosevich, Harry Knowles, Taylor Kitsch, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, Samantha Morton, Sean Daniel, Ehren Kruger, Andrew Stanton, Jim Jacks, Elizabeth Avellan, Polly Walker

Release Date:

Friday, March 9, 2012 Nationwide

intense sequences of violence and action
Runtime: 2 hrs, 12 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

A war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

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Who stars in John Carter: Cast List

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... Dejah Thoris

Someone Like You, Angels Crest  

... John Carter

Battleship, Only the Brave  

... Sola

She Said, Elizabeth - The Golden Age  

... Sab Than

The Square, Downton Abbey: A New Era  

... Sarkoja

Scenes of a Sexual Nature  

... Civil War Colonel

Kung Fu Panda 4, Argylle  

... Tars Tarkas

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, Poor Things  

... Edgar Rice Burroughs

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, The Green Inferno  

... Tardos Mors

In The Land of Saints and Sinners, The Family Plan  

... Matai Shang

The End We Start From, Dead Shot  

... Kantos Kan

Fisherman's Friends, Ironclad  

Who's making John Carter: Crew List

A look at the John Carter behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Andrew Stanton last directed Finding Dory and Wall-E. The film's writer Ehren Kruger last wrote God is a Bullet and Dumbo.


Elizabeth Avellan
Sean Daniel
Jim Jacks
Harry Knowles

Production: What we know about John Carter?

Key Facts

  1. Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' "John Carter of Mars" series. Disney is hoping for a franchise.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2012 - January: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2011 - July: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2010 - January: The film was set to Production  status.

    Set to shoot the third week of January 2010

  4. 2009 - January: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

John Carter Release Date: When was the film released?

John Carter was a Nationwide release in 2012 on Friday, March 9, 2012 in around 3,749 theaters. There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including Silent House, A Thousand Words and Playback.

John Carter DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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John Carter was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 .

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