New ‘John Carter’ Clip Reveals White Apes, Taylor Kitsch’s Angry Glare

We are now officially two weeks away from the release of John Carter, Disney’s reported $250 million wager that Taylor Kitsch can open a movie. I have my doubts, but I know better than to bet against the folks who turned a forgotten theme-park ride into a $3.7 billion movie franchise. The studio released a new clip today showcasing the various Martian delights that await Kitsch in his sojourn to the red planet, including two lovely creatures known as white apes:

In addition to Kitsch, John Carter stars Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, and Samantha Morton, and is directed by Andrew Stanton. It opens everywhere March 9, 2012.