Stanton & Chabon Already Writing John Carter Sequel

Disney’s big-screen version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter, directed by Andrew (Finding Nemo) Stanton, won’t be out for three more weeks, but is in Carefree, Arizona attending the junket this week. Speaking with producer Jim Morris, we learned that Stanton and his co-writer Michael Chabon have already been talking and doing some planning and writing for a sequel, which would tentatively be called John Carter: The Gods of Mars, based on Burroughs’ second novel.

Mind you, this sequel has not been greenlit by Walt Disney Pictures, and chances are that we won’t be hearing anything about whether or not a sequel is a go until well after it opens and Disney sees if it plays as well as everyone hopes both domestically and internationally.

We’re currently under an embargo preventing us from sharing our thoughts but trust us when we say that after you see the movie, you’ll more than likely want to see a sequel.

We’ll be interviewing Stanton later today and we’ll try to get in a couple of questions about the potential for a second movie, and look for lots more interviews in the coming weeks.

John Carter opens on March 9.