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John Carter is Gambit? What the…!?

Posted by LiveFor on June 12, 2009

I mentioned that the John Carter of Mars film was starting filming soon and now it looks as if the main roles have been cast. To be honest I am a little surprised.

Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins will star in the adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series that Andrew Stanton (WALL-E) is directing for Disney.

“Carter” centers on a civil war who veteran finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, where his involvement with warring races of the dying planet force him to rediscover his humanity.

Kitsch (Gambit) will play the title character, Carter, while Collins will play Dejah Thoris, the Princess of Mars. Collins worked with Kitsch in Wolverine, playing Hugh Jackman’s character’s love interest Kayla Silverfox. She also co-stars in the HBO vampire drama “True Blood.”

Stanton wrote the screenplay with Mark Andrews. Jim Morris, who produced “WALL-E,” and Colin Wilson are producing “Carter,” which is eyeing a start in early 2010.

The role of Carter was considered one of “the” gets for a young actor, and Disney has spent months meeting and testing a wide swath of names from Jon Hamm to Josh Duhamel during its search.

This casting seems a little off. I always pictured Carter as being physically older.

How do you feel about the casting choice?

Source: THR, Variety

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2 Responses to “John Carter is Gambit? What the…!?”

  1. Miranda Fox said

    I haven't read the books (though I've ordered them), but if you say something bad about Taylor Kitsch, I will bite you.

    (totes joking lol, but I am totally excited for more big screen Kitsch, and I'm sure he'll do great)

  2. Live for films said

    I've only seen Taylor in the Wolverine film so I haven't really had a chance to judge how good or bad he is.

    I really hope this film is good

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