Here’s the first poster promoting John Carter of Mars… though if you look closely, the Disney flick has no mention of the word Mars in it.  The movie has had an official name change to simply John Carter – possibly due to the lack of success of the Mars needs Moms flick, which automatically makes anything Mars related something to avoid… except for the candy bar…mmmmm… Mars…

John Carter opens March 09, 2012 and stars Taylor Kitsch as Carter, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Thomas Haden Church, Willem Dafoe, and more.


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. Jimmy
    June 16, 2011 at 11:49 am — Reply

    There is a large M on the poster though…

  2. June 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm — Reply

    I thought the X-Men: First Class poster designs were lazy, they have nothing on this one. It looks like they took of Kitsch’s “Friday Night Lights” promo pics, and did like two minutes of Photoshop on it.

    I might go see the movie, but this proliforation of Photoshop, and other photomanipulation software has made “Graphic Artists” weak, and lazy. This, is just plain lazy.

    • Jimmy
      June 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm — Reply

      Minimalism has its merits.

      • June 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm — Reply

        But this isn’t one of them.

  3. TaZ
    June 16, 2011 at 3:52 pm — Reply


  4. brenton8090
    June 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm — Reply

    What happened to awesome movie posters, anyway? I used to love going to the movie theater, just to see all the posters. Major Spoilers, I would love to see an article on the subject. I’m sure Matthew has some humorously strong opinions to share.

  5. Ian
    June 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm — Reply

    I’d much rather see a poster of Dejah Thoris

  6. kunderemp
    June 16, 2011 at 8:44 pm — Reply

    Give us Deejah Thoris poster, Disney!

  7. silvergray
    June 17, 2011 at 7:46 am — Reply

    It does mention mars, kind of. There’s a Giant M on the poster.

    • Ced
      June 17, 2011 at 11:31 am — Reply

      J C

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