Multiple news sites--including ComingSoon.net and Screen Rant--are reporting from Disney's press junket for their upcoming sci-fi epic John Carter with news from producer Jim Morris that director Andrew Stanton and writer Michael Chabon are currently in the process of writing the film's sequel, tentatively titled John Carter: The Gods of Mars. The script is based on the second novel in author Edgar Rice Burrough's Carter series, The Gods of Mars.
The book's synopsis is (BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW):
At the end of the first book, A Princess of Mars, John Carter is unwillingly transported back to Earth. The Gods of Mars begins with his arrival back on Barsoom (Mars) after a ten-year separation from his wife Dejah Thoris, his unborn child, and the Red Martian people of the nation of Helium, whom he has adopted as his own. Unfortunately, Carter materializes in the one place on Barsoom from which nobody is allowed to depart: the Valley Dor, which is the Barsoomian afterlife.
Whether or not the film will make as much money as many are claiming it needs to be successful remains to be seen. I think if John Carter does wind up being a hit, this sequel sounds very interesting. What do you think? Would you see a John Carter sequel?
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