THR is reporting that Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins, both recently seen in WOLVERINE, have been cast in Andrew Stanton’s upcoming JOHN CARTER OF MARS. The role of the Virginian gentleman was hotly contested, the trade reports:
The role of Carter was considered one of the “gets” for a young actor, and Disney has spent months meeting and testing a wide swath of names from Jon Hamm to Josh Duhamel during its search.
Jon Hamm…hm, that would be our pick but…we won’t complain too much. Kitsch didn’t suck in his brief role as Gambit, and he will certainly look fine in a Martian loincloth (it was hard finding a picture of him with his shirt on.) Collins is quite lovely, but is she “incomparable”? We’ll see — the Julliard-trained thesp did much better with a really dumbass character in WOLVERINE than you would expect.