Stanton Talks Abandoned “John Carter 2”

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin


A combination of a massive budget, a rare muddled marketing campaign by Disney, and some initially poor reviews led to filmmaker Andrew Stanton’s live-action “John Carter” movie being branded one of the biggest commercial film failures ever.

Snagging $284 million globally from a rumored $300 million production budget, any chance of a potential franchise based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ famed books died then and there.

A decade on though and time has been kind to “John Carter” which has

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