A brand new image from John Carter, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars series, has arrived online. It’s hard not to look at it and think of the Rancor monster scene from Return of the Jedi. Maybe that’s a good thing, since it means John Carter’s taking a larger than life scale approach, which we rarely see in science fiction films anymore.
Check out the image here courtesy of EW.
The creature John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is fighting isn’t a hairy Rancor monster of course, it’s a great white ape. In the books Carter encounters this creature fairly on, but in the movie director Andrew Stanton has saved him for one of the movie’s big climaxes.