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:

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

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

... Hajus

The Estate, Easy A  

... Dejah Thoris

10 Years, Beneath Us  

... John Carter

American Assassin, Savages  

... Sola

She Said, Enduring Love  

... Sab Than

Tomb Raider, Pride  

... Sarkoja

Scenes of a Sexual Nature  

... Civil War Colonel

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Power Rangers  

... Tars Tarkas

Inside, Spider-Man: No Way Home  

... Edgar Rice Burroughs

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, The Green Inferno  

... Tardos Mors

The Wonder, The Woman in Black  

... Matai Shang

Nocebo, TAR  

... Kantos Kan

Fisherman’s Friends: One And All, Equity  

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 Dumbo and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.


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 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

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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