Plot: Civil War vet John Carter (Kitsch) is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Dejah Thoris (Collins), Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior.
Cast: Taylor Kitsch ("Friday Night Lights"), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Ciaran Hinds, James Purefoy ("Rome")
Verdict: It's a little weird that they're going from the Victorian era to a future with an alien nation, but I think that's also what's interesting most about it. Not to mention, Kitsch has always been an entrancing actor, who can hold your gaze with his penetrating eyes. He seems born to play a hero, but I won't know for sure if that hero wears a loincloth and battles extraterrestrials until I see the film. All I know for sure is that I'm rooting for him—and those spaceships look awesome!
Release Date: March 9, 2012