This past weekend, at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, fans got their first real look at what the world of John Carter will look like on the big screen.  Take the jump for a look at the city of Helium, and ships the red Martians fly around in… or on…

From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who 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 the captivating 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.

While the city looks stunning (you should see the higher resolution images Disney sent us), the one thing that stands out is Helium doesn’t look like it is centuries old.  Other than that, I like what I’m seeing so far.

via Disney


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1 Comment

  1. Oldcomicfan
    August 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm — Reply

    Wow. WOW. WOW!!! It’s so rare that something EXCEEDS my expectations! :)

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