Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

'John Carter': Watch the new footage

Posted on

Tars Tarkas

If you’re like most people, your reaction to the trailers for John Carter has probably been something along the lines of: “Wow, pretty colors! Hmm, green people? Say, shirtless Tim Riggins! I have no idea what this movie is about.” John Carter is based on the martian adventure novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, an influential genre writer beloved by people who died decades ago, so it’s understandable if you haven’t heard of the source material. A new clip playing on the Disney channel may be a little illuminating for newcomers, introducing the titular adventurer’s posse: “An Unusual Friend,” “A Fearless Princess,” and “A Loyal Companion.” Said companion looks a little bit like a giant carnivorous frog. Watch the clip after the jump, and if you’re intrigued, why not read a bit of A Princess of Mars. (Public domain, baby!)

Follow Darren on Twitter: @EWDarrenFranich

Read more:

‘John Carter’ Super Bowl commercial: Watch the trailer of the trailer! 

‘John Carter’ trailer deep dive: Director Andrew Stanton on those green men, that frog dog, and why he HATES trailer spoilers — EXCLUSIVE

‘John Carter’: Taylor Kitsch fends off a fearsome white ape — EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK