New Martians Sighted In Carter Cast Announcement

More of the cast for Andrew (Wall-E) Stanton's movie version of John Carter of Mars have been revealed, along with new hints of dynastic politics and Martian political intrigue. Spoilers below.

Minority Report's Samantha Morton and The Wire's Dominic West have joined the cast of the Disney version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novel. So now we're sure that future crime in Baltimore won't be a problem for the movie.

Morton and West are joining the already-announced co-stars of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins, as well as Willem Dafoe. Morton will play Dafoe's daughter, Sola, while West's character will be the Zodangan prince Sab Than, who feels that Mars' rule should be his.

Also joining the cast will be Rome's Polly Walker, as Sarkoja, described as "a merciless, tyrannical Thark."

The movie is expected to start production early next year.

Threesome on journey to 'Mars' [Hollywood Reporter]