Andrew Stanton Waited 30 Years For John Carter

Andrew Stanton

Director Andrew Stanton waited “almost 30 years” for movie studio executives to bring comic book hero John Carter to life on the big screen – and decided to make it himself when no one else did.

The filmmaker became a fan of the American Civil War captain as a child after reading all about the fictional character’s adventures on Mars in his friends’ comics and author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Bursoom series, and he eagerly anticipated the stories being one day adapted for film.

The movie came close to being made by Iron Man director Jon Favreau in 2006, but he subsequently dropped out of the project when Paramount Pictures lost the rights to the film.

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