10:02pm PT by Rebecca Ford
'John Carter' Official Trailer Premieres (Video)
Fans awaiting Disney’s John Carter have gotten some nice little goodies before the holidays. Earlier this week, a new poster for the film premiered and on Wednesday, star Taylor Kitsch made an appearance on Good Morning America to tease the first official trailer for the film.
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The action-epic, based on the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, follows a former Confederate captain (Kitsch) who is mysteriously transported to Mars, and must resolve a conflict between warring nations.
On Wednesday night, the first full-length official trailer was released.
And oh what an adventure it is! Kitsch's character will be challenged with fighting massive alien creatures to prove his worth, and helping solve the ongoing battle between warring Martian nations. "We did not cause this, but this very night, we will end it," screams Kitsch's character in the trailer as he prepares for battle.
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The film is the first live-action project for director Andrew Stanton, who helmed Pixar’s Wall-E and Finding Nemo.
Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch told THR that taking on such an epic role was a challenge for him. “It’s by far the most challenging gig I’ve ever had in my life,” said Kitsch. “It’s the most rewarding as well.”
The film, which also stars Willem Dafoe and Lynn Collins is set for a March 9, 2012, release.