A full trailer has been released for Disneyâ€™s sci-fi extravaganza John Carter , and from the looks of the bone-crunching footage on show, Taylor Kitsch has become a fully paid-up action hero.
Prowling around shirtless for the duration of the teaser, his John Carter spouts hard-bitten one-liners, fights with his bare hands and even belts out a rallying battle cry or two. Heâ€™s like Gerard Butler in 300 , but with better hair.
The new trailer also gives us a look at Willem Dafoeâ€™s multi-limbed Martian, Tars Tarkas, as well as a very brief glimpse of Mark Strongâ€™s villainous Matai Shang. You can watch it in full belowâ€¦
Disney have certainly gone all out to ensure that this one looks as visually spectacular as possible, from the scorched aesthetics of the planet Barsoom (that’s Mars to you and me) to the various oddballs who make up its population.
Meanwhile, there’s also an appearance from those White Apes we’ve been hearing so much about , and it looks like they’re going to serve up a tasty set piece or two…
John Carter is released in the UK on 9 March 2012.