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John Carter (2012)

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John Carter
Teaser Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Andrew Stanton
Release Date 2012
Language English
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
Distributor Walt Disney Studios

Motion Pictures

Main Cast
Character Actor
John Carter Taylor Kitsch
Dejah Thoris Lynn Collins
Sola Samantha Morton
Sab Than Dominic West
Matai Shang Mark Strong
Colonel Powell Bryan Cranston
Kantos Kan James Purefoy
Tardos Mors Ciarán Hinds

John Carter is a 2012 American science fiction film directed by Andrew Stanton, based on the Barsoom novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film primarily adapts the first novel of the series, A Princess of Mars. This film is one of only two film adaptations of the Barsoom series produced to date, despite decades of attempts to produce a big-budget adaptation. Originally envisioned to be the start of a trilogy, the film ended up being one of the largest box office bombs in cinema history, leading Disney to cancel all future plans.

In 1868, former Confederate States Army captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is transported from Earth to the barren world of Barsoom, known to Carter as Mars. There, he finds himself thrust into the middle of a massive civil war and fights to bring peace to the world along with princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins).

The following weapons were used in the film John Carter (2012):

Colt 1851 Navy

John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is seen pulling a Colt 1851 Navy on a bartender at the film's beginning. Colonel Powell (Bryan Cranston) is also seen holding a Colt.

Colt 1851 Navy - .36 caliber
John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is seen pulling a Colt 1851 Navy revolver on the bartender at the film's beginning.
Col. Powell (Bryan Cranston) aims the Colt at Carter.

Colt Dragoon

Carter is also seen holding a Colt Dragoon pistol when facing down an Apache warband. Some Apaches are also seen with these revolvers.

Original Colt Dragoon 1st Model - .44 caliber
Carter checks his Colt Dragoon as the Apache approach.
John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is seen with the Colt Dragoon.

Percussion Shotgun

The bartender attempts to pull a double-barreled Percussion Shotgun from behind his counter before Carter can pull his revolver.

Double Barreled Percussion Shotgun - 10 Gauge
The percussion shotgun is reached for.
The shotgun on the table.

Spencer 1860 Carbine

The Spencer 1860 Carbine is seen in the hands of several of Powell's cavalry troops as well as Apaches.

Spencer Model 1860 Carbine - .56-56 Spencer rimfire
The Spencer 1860 Carbine is seen in the hands of several of Powell's cavalry troops.
Apaches also carry the Carbine.

Springfield Model 1861

An Apache is briefly seen with a Springfield 1861 rifle.

Springfield Model 1861 - .58 caliber Minié ball
The muzzleloader is seen on the far right.

Remington 1866 Derringer

John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) uses a Remington 1866 Derringer at the film's ending.

Remington 1866 Derringer - .41 rimfire
John Carter fires his Derringer.

Wheellock Pistol

Kantos Kan (James Purefoy) and Tardos Mors (Ciarán Hinds) fire Wheellock Pistols during the final battle.

Wheellock pistol
Kantos Kan (James Purefoy) holds the pistol.
Tardos Mors (Ciarán Hinds) with a Wheellock Pistol.

Thark Rifles

Many Tharks (Green Martian clan) use Thark Martian rifles in many scenes. Of course, these are completely fictional weapons, but the props seem to take inspiration from the Tanegashima.

Various Thark Martian Rifle.
A Photoshop compilation of the movie props and a modern Tanegashima replica. The serpentine for the match and pan (1) are similar on both weapons. The pistol-grip buttstock and crossbow style trigger (2) is also similar. The similarities end here, however, and the Thark rifles contain many greebles and embellishments to make them look appropriately alien.
Japanese "Tanegashima" matchlock arquebus.
A Thark displays his rifle.
Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Tal Hajus (Thomas Haden Church) both carry Thark rifles.
A scoped Thrak rifle.
Sola brandishes her rifle.
John Carter tanegashima 3.jpg
Sola (Samantha Morton) fires her rifle.
A Thark fires his rifle during the final battle.
John Carter tanegashima 6.jpg
Sarkoja (Polly Walker) threatens Sola.
Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) holds his rifle.
John Carter tanegashima 9.jpg

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