On the way to the Press Junkets for John Carter in New York, director Andrew Stanton took a few minutes to answer some fan questions via Twitter. Stanton reveals a sense of humor that should be familiar to fans of his movies. For instance, when asked what his favorite Dreamworks film was, Stanton replied “A Bug’s Life.”
Regarding marketing the movies, specifically the new television commercials, Stanton answered “They’re Trying Hard.” He also said that the, “New guy at Disney. Really caught tone of film.” That new guy is Ricky Strauss who took over for MT Carney just a few weeks ago.
A few critics have seen the film already. Although they’ve been asked to hold off on full reviews until March 7th, most are saying that this film is terrific. I expect nothing less from Stanton, but sadly the marketing has been sub-par until recently. This is leading to crazy speculation about John Carter being the biggest flop in history. Worse than Ishtar. I think that’s a challenge to use Disney fans to make sure that doesn’t happen.
On Twitter Stanton also revealed that he continues working at Pixar. In fact, Stanton told Harry Knowles that he’s “developing a short film with Pete Docter. There’s an idea that he and I have had for years that we are finally getting around to doing which is kind of funny. We are both way too busy, but we just love the idea of doing this one little project together.” Stanton also revealed that a script for a sequel to John Carter is already underway. Whether or not it gets a green-light depends on Box Office for John Carter.
Below the jump is a fan-made trailer for John Carter that Stanton singled out as well done.