We’ve been getting a lot of e-mails lately pertaining to casting on Disney‘s John Carter of Mars and if we’re reporting on the upcoming project.
Here at Upcoming Pixar we fully support Andrew Stanton’s live-action debut at Disney. I myself am actually very excited for it, but if you notice, I emphasized that it’s a Disney movie and for now it seems it won’t be under the Disney•Pixar brand. My logic on posting JCoM news is basically: since a Pixar director (Stanton) is heading the project, news that is central on him will be posted. If not, it’s just like if I posted news about The Princess and the Frog or Bolt, both tied to Pixar, but essentially not.
Now that I’m on the topic of JCoM I might as well pass along the fact that main characters have been cast, although this won’t be the norm. Taylor Kitsch is John Carter, Lynn Collins will be Dejah Thoris, Thomas Haden Church is also rumored to be attached. Furthermore, the film will be shot in Utah starting in November.
Note: The above news is an example of that which I won’t take regularly. If you happen to come across big news primarily featuring Andrew Stanton, don’t hesitate to pass it along. If it’s more along the lines of casting and rumors, think twice. If you’re interested in following JCoM (as am I) check out Slash Film and First Showing‘s coverage, they’re doing an outstanding job at it, as usual!