Willem Dafoe Talks John Carter of Mars & His Character

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

john carter of mars thark Willem Dafoe Talks John Carter of Mars & His Character
Will Dafoe look like the dead Thark in this image?

MTV also had a chance to chat with Willem Dafoe while he was promoting his film, Antichrist, at TIFF and managed to get a little tidbit of interesting info out of the actor and whether or not he’s seen what his character will look like.

“I’ve seen renderings… Andrew Stanton comes out of Pixar and the amount of research and development that they do on this stuff is incredible. And I’ll be involved in part of that.”

Dafoe also says soon there will be a time for him to work with the studio on his movement and speech to figure out the type of voice he’ll put on to match his tall-standing alien. He also explained that movies won’t simply be over-the-top eye candy, that it will have a slight political undertone.

That’s the latest on John Carter of Mars – don’t forget to check out the round-up to see the entire cast of John Carter of Mars. This movie has strong talent behind it and a high-quality studio. I expect big things from the movie and it’ll no doubt launch the career of its Canadian lead, Taylor Kitsch, hopefully making him bankable lead star and possibly giving him more opportunities of playing Gambit again in the X-Men film franchise.

What do you think of Dafoe’s character and casting choice? He’s perfect in my mind.

Shooting begins for John Carter of Mars next January.

Sources: AICN, MTV

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  1. Seems like it’s going to be a bloody good movie. If there’s anyone I trust to bring me really good movies, it’s Stanton (okay, so he’s only done 2 movies so far, but still, they’re damn good).

  2. Dafoe was the only reason to watch the first Spiderman flick, and i loved that his character spread through the sequel. Any other actor would have been ridiculous in that part, but Dafoe is always excellent. Antichrist is unpleasant though.

  3. dafoe is the man and this was supposedly inspiration for Cameron and Avatar.

  4. The books were great. It looks like the movie is going in the right direction so far. Hope it continues. Can’t wait to see it.

  5. I have hoped to see this brought to the big screen for a long time. It sounds like they will do it justice. Ironic that since it was originally going to be the very first animated disney flick before ‘snow white’ , that the deal is with disney/pixar!
    I hope they do give a nod to Frazetta’s iconic artwork though, particularly in the landscapes and especially with Dafoe’s character, my life-long favorite sci-fi character, Tars-tarkas.
    Great casting so far!Already planning the party!

  6. I’ve been waiting 40 plus years to see Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars series brought to the screen. The Gods of Mars was the first book I ever read and it turned me into an instant sci-fi addict.
    William Defoe is one of the few actors who could show the nobility that the Tars Tarkus had.
    I really don’t know much about the other actors. I just hope all of them are extremely good.
    The Mars series is what started the entire wave of sci-fi adventure novels that are still being written today. If it’s swashbuckling and it’s sci-fi then its roots go back to ERB’s Mars series.
    This is a BIG EVENT.
    Please don’t blow it by making a sub-par movie.

    Take Care
    Have Fun
    The Creator of The John Dark Books.