Watch John Carter
In the fantasy adventure film John Carter, a former Confederate soldier is magically transported from the 19th-century American West to Mars. On the smaller planet, John Carter discovers that the weaker gravity gives him super powers. He uses his newfound abilities to get involved in a war between the planet's inhabitants. In the process, he becomes a Martian hero. The film is based on a series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the creator of Tarzan the Ape Man. The movie is largely based on the novel A Princess of Mars. The title refers to the scantily clad Martian princess Dejah Thoris, who befriends and fights alongside John Carter. The story was originally published in 1912 in serialized installments. It was published as a novel in 1917. Disney originally considered adapting the story to film in the 1980s. When that project didn't happen, the idea was shelved until the first decade of the 21st century. Production began on a new version in 2009, and the movie was released in 2012.