Back to 2012 Preview: Blockbusters
Release date: March 9, 2012
Based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs book 'Princess of Mars,' 'John Carter' finds John Carter, a Civil War veteran, transplanted to Mars to stop a brewing battle between the planet's natives. Part 'Avatar,' part 'Star Wars,' the Andrew Stanton-directed film has been in development for years, and will give audiences a chance to get to know Taylor Kitsch as a leading man. The 'Friday Night Lights' star features in three major 2012 releases: 'Carter,' 'Battleship' and 'Savages.'