John Carter has been released.

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Okay,I learned it on Facebook and it’s been copied all over, which is a good thing. I’ve pasted the complete announcement below. I don’t know why it’s not on ERBinc’s site. Anyways, we all knew that someday John Carter would escape The Pits of Warhoon/Disney. Post Paramount having the property and Disney snapping it up I was honestly surprised that the movie was actually made. And I got over my – ” Disney ?” even though they’d played with the property for centuries. I was in Disneyland when they promoting Tron Legacy. Toy’s, a huge 3d trailer screening that they made a big deal out of so that you actually lined up to see a movie trailer. There were Light Bike props and of course the huge Tron Dance party that turned  a corner of Disney California into Tron World – and it was VERY COOL. So, Disney doing John Carter ? At least I was guaranteed a Woola Stuffy right ? Right ?

So John Carter is loose again. After the production hell and reality hell he’s gone through, I don’t know how he’d feel about getting back in the limelight. Granted, there’s going to be a Green Lantern reboot. There was a Clash of the Titans sequel and idunno,15 Transformers movies and a ride.

I’d love to see the sequels, I’d love to see a reboot. Maybe they should call it A Princess of Mars this time, although John Carter of Mars is different enough for a SF know, those don’t really follow this kind of thing probably won’t remember a movie named John Carter ever existed. But what ever they do, they better make it clear that Tarzan/ Edgar Rice Burroughs/ Science Fiction/Mars and that it’s gonna rock. You have to tell people that.

So what do you think, do think this can happen in one way or another ? What’s your preference, reboot or sequel ? All of the above ? Skip it and film Thuvia of Mars ? – Jeff

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be seeking a new studio to continue this seminal Sci-Fi adventure, John Carter of Mars. Rights have reverted back from Disney.

Tarzana CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. announces that the movie, television and merchandise rights have reverted back to the company. Walt Disney Pictures held the rights and produced the movie JOHN CARTER in 2012. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. will be seeking a new studio to continue this seminal Sci-Fi adventure.

“John Carter of Mars was the creative stimulus behind such movie classics as Superman, Star Wars and Avatar,” said James Sullos, President. “Edgar Rice Burroughs was the Master of Adventure and his literary works continue to enjoy a world-wide following. We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote. This adventure never stops. Along with a new TARZAN film in development by Warner Bros., we hope to have JOHN CARTER OF MARS become another major franchise to entertain world-wide audiences of all ages.”

About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Founded in 1923 by Edgar Rice Burroughs himself, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. holds numerous trademarks and the rights to all literary works of the author still protected by copyright. The company has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in publishing, film, television, theatrical stage productions, licensing and merchandising. The company is still a very active enterprise and manages and licenses the vast archive of Mr. Burroughs’ literary works, fictional characters and corresponding artworks that have grown for over a century. The company continues to be owned by the Burroughs family and remains headquartered in Tarzana, California, the town named after the Tarzana Ranch Mr. Burroughs purchased there in 1918 which led to the town’s future development. For more information, please visit EdgarRiceBurroughs.com.

Read more: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2014/10/20/john-carter-rights-revert-back-edgar-rice-burroughs-inc-disney#ixzz3GhbY6wQo

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5 responses

  1. Maegan

    I loved Andrew Stanton’s movie. I’d prefer to see the rest of his John Carter of Mars trilogy with the same cast and crew, but I think it’s unlikely. I’m still interested to see what happens to the property from here.

    October 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm

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  3. I guess this means that Dejah Thoris is no longer a Disney Princess.

    October 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

  4. They never really accepted her anyways …

    I was just over on the FB Back to Barsoom page where they’re spilling blood over reboot vs sequel. It’s becoming a loyalty issue. I know that ERB inc is hot on their Carson of Venus property as well. ( I did design work on an attempted film ) I always thought that was ripe for a rewrite and could be fun. I don’t think even the ERB purists would have trouble that getting polished up for public consumption. I forgot where I was going with this , need more coffee… Anyways, I think there’s room for lot’s more ERB. Maybe what’s happening on FB shows the first time that there is a ERB movie franchise instead of stand alone like a Tarzan movie. Now that I’ve said that I guess the Johnny Weismuller movies were that., they’re just not on my radar.

    October 21, 2014 at 8:33 am

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