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Taylor Kitsch Would Do 'John Carter' Again Despite the Big Box Office Flop

March 26, 2012 08:00:25 GMT

Claiming that he has 'absolutely no regrets' over the film's big loss, Kitsch says he would 'love to go do 'John Carter 2' ' although it is unclear if Walt Disney Pictures will greenlight the sequel.


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Taylor Kitsch admitted that he has "absolutely no regrets" over the disappointing result of "John Carter", which makes Walt Disney Pictures lose a massive $200 million. While it is still unclear if any sequels will be made for the money-loser film, Kitsch opened up that he would love to still be attached to the possible follow-ups.

Before attending the global press tour for "Battleship", the 30-year-old actor told Entertainment Weekly, "I would do 'John Carter' again tomorrow." He said confidently, "I'm very proud of 'John Carter'. Box office doesn't validate me as a person, or as an actor."

"I'd love to go do 'John Carter 2'," so the actor, who was formerly known as Tim Riggins on "Friday Night Lights", claimed though it is likely that the sequel will never get a greenlight. "I really would. It's just s***ty I don't get to work with the ['John Carter'] family. It really was a special thing."

Though his first big screen starring role had failed to score a great success, Kitsch admitted that he will continue to move forward. "I'm going to keep working," so he stated optimistically. "It's an exciting time."

"John Carter", which was released on March 9, is close to become a movie that suffers the biggest box office flop of all time. Receiving mixed reviews from critics, the sci-fi film grossed a so-so $30.1 million domestically on its opening weekend. On its third weekend, the movie that cost $250 million to produce only grabs an estimated $5 million for a total domestic cume of $62.3 million.

Kitsch will next be seen in another sci-fi movie "Battleship", which also stars Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard and Rihanna. His other upcoming project is "Savages", a star-studded thriller directed by Oliver Stone.

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posted by teytan on Jul 10, 2012
i agree with Remy. it was a pretty good film. sadly, it came out on the same week as the movie hunger games. i remember because everyone i knew was at that movie. haha well, i chose john carter. ive always been a fan of disney films and i was not disappointed. not only do i enjoy sci fi, but i thought mr kitsch did a great job on the lead role
posted by ccjr1000 on Mar 28, 2012
Taylor Kitsch is great to watch and wish him much deserved success. Timing and economy could play into the box office. I "Loved" the love story and really felt the Lynn Collins Taylor Kitsch chemistry. They are good together.
posted by RaspberryT on Mar 27, 2012
Agreed, it was a good movie. Very entertaining. That's why people make movies. If you want a dramatic movie, then scoot somewhere else. This was pure entertaining fun, good plot kinda movie. Go see it. Don't listen to or read critics review, they're all biased.
posted by Remy on Mar 26, 2012
It's made another $220 million overseas, has already made back its production budget and will probably gross just under $400 million when it's all said and done. It's a box office disappointment (and only because it cost so much), but people need to stop saying it's a "mega-flop." It's not. It WAS a pretty good movie, though.

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