Everything looks bigger on an IMAX screen, and Disney is pairing the very big big-screen premiere of “John Carter” with an equally big poster.
The new image features “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” actor Taylor Kitsch as John Carter, battling two of the giant white apes that populate Mars (or “Barsoom,” as it’s known to its inhabitants). In Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original series of Barsoom novels, the apes were a race of semi-intelligent, savage creatures that inhabited many of the less-populated areas of the planet and were a constant source of danger in the wild.
Disney’s upcoming “John Carter” movie is adapted from Burroughs’ series, and tells the story of a Civil War veteran who is transported to Mars and inherits great powers from the planet’s atmosphere. He soons finds himself caught up in yet another war — this time, between the planet’s green- and red-skinned Martians.
“John Carter” stars Kitsch as the title character, as well as Lynn Collins (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) as Princess Dejah Thoris, and Willem Dafoe (“Spider-Man”) as the green Martian warrior Tars Tarkas.
“John Carter” will hit theaters March 9, 2012.