According to an interview with director Andrew Stanton and SlashFilm, the film’s sequel was being written about two years ago when filming for John Carter was taking place.
Well just for the record John Carter 2 is not confirmed or announced and neither is the threequel. During a set interview that SlashFilm conducted well over a year ago (which was just released online a few days ago) has revealed some interesting information. Now before we go ahead and talk about the quote, for John Carter 2 or even 3 to happen, the original John Carter that is being released next month will need to make a bucket load for Disney. With an estimated $250 million being spent on this film there would need to be a nice turnover in the mouse house for any consideration to take place. So if you want John Carter 2, round up your friends and family to go see this film.
Andrew Stanton Quote:
We outlined three altogether. But the nice thing about not doing anything in tandem is that we can learn from the first and go, “oooH! I like that guy. I like that situation. Let’s see if we can tweak that into the second and third.” We’re constantly growing and constantly adapting. We’re trying to stay ahead of it. We’re writing the second right now while we’re working on the first…
“We’re writing the second right now while we’re working on the first…” Within the last year when this interview took place, the budget grew by adding 3D post production and the marketing kicked in as well, Disney is riding a lot on making this film a success and the amount of money to make this film a success is very high. I’ll just remind you that this interview took place back in 2010, so we have no idea whether the script has been trashed, completed or director Andrew Stanton has moved on, we just don’t know.
With an opening weekend coming soon, we will have stats and a heads up on whether John Carter 2 is happening. So stay tuned for an official announcement and in the mean time to help make the sequel happen, go see the film on March 9th.
John Carter opens March 9, 2012 and stars Taylor Kitsch (Wolverine), Lynn Collins (Wolverine), Samantha Morton and Mark Strong. The film is an adaptation of “A Princess of Mars“ by Edgar Rice Burroughs.