John Carter battles giant Martian monsters

See new footage of the Disney hero fighting for his life in a gladiatorial arena

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There’s been a new clip of Disney’s John Carter released that features the titular Mars-bound space pilot embroiled in a five minute gladiatorial battle with some gigantic Martian monsters. Yikes!

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In the clip, Carter is thrown into combat in a spike-lined arena designed by the Martian natives, the tall green Tharks, and forced to engage in combat with two four-armed simian beasts.

The film, based on Edgar Rich Burroughs’s series of novels, tells the story of former military captain John Carter who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet.

Directed by Academy Award winner Andrew Stanton (Wall-E, Finding Nemo), John Carter stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe and Samantha Morton.

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John Carter will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 9 March.