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Disney lose John Carter rights… but is that a bad thing?

October 21st, 2014 by Marc Comments

I admit it, I liked John Carter. I know that might be a little controversial, but I’m making no apologies. I was looking forward to seeing where the movies went and what Carter’s journey would eventually be. Alas, it was not to be, But perhaps never say never?

Disney, who were quite clear that they weren’t going to back another Carter movie after Andrew Stanton’s movie cost them a bomb, have lost the rights to making a TV series or movie – not that I’d imagine they are too annoyed – and Egar Rice Burroughs Inc are now looking for someone else to take the property on and flesh it out and treat it like it deserves. It is, after all, a movie with a now not insignificant cult following.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc’s President James Sullos says: “We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote. This adventure never stops.

So what say you? Would you like to see Carter return or is it best left in the dust? Let us know…

Source: Den of Geek

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….