John Carter is now less than four months away from its release, which means that marketing for the film is ready ti kick into high gear. Disney should be releasing a new trailer for the highly anticipated film, which is director Andrew Stanton‘s first foray into the world of live-action. The WALL-E director has been busy with reshoots recently, signaling that the film is nearing the end of its production. EW and SFX have released a few new stills from the upcoming production, which will likely be seen in the new full-length trailer. Take a look at the images after the jump!
The coolest image above is definitely that of the white ape beast. At D23, when we were shown a scene of that beast causing carnage in an arena battle with the titular character, I couldn’t help thinking how good it looked in motion. This film is going to have some sick visuals.
There is a lot riding on John Carter. It is supposed to be the first part of a planned trilogy. Also, the budget for the film is thought to be over $200 million, so of course Disney wants the box office returns to be high. While there has not been much in the trailers and images seen thus far that have been mind-blowing, Stanton is a smart director, so I have high hopes. I believe that much of the film has been kept behind closed doors, so I am looking forward to watching the finished film early next year.
Disney’s John Carter hits theatres on March 9, 2012.