Thursday, March 8, 2012


Taylor Kitsch in Toronto - March 2012
Toronto found itself in quite the Kitschuation today with Kelowna-born Actor Taylor Kitsch flying-in for a jam-packed day of Press in support of Disney's John Carter. The stunning Action/Sci-Fi Opus with a $250-million budget, is the v. latest from Academy Award-winning Director Andrew Stanton (WALL-E), based upon Edgar Rice Burrough's Barsoom series of novels.  

The Friday Night Lights Star did the rounds today including visits to CityTV's Breakfast TelevisionCBC's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Global's Entertainment Tonight Canada, MuchMusic's New.Music.Live, CTV's eTalk and The Marilyn Denis Show.  He even pre-taped some interviews also, including an appearance on The Roz and Mocha Show, to air on KISS 92.5 tomorrow morning.  As if that were not gratuitous enough, Kitsch even greeted Fans at a Screening at AMC Yonge x Dundas this evening, where he was lovely enough to stop and pose for a quick Photo and sign an Autograph for my Readers!  We last caught-up with the Actor in Toronto last January when he was in-town promoting The Bang Bang Club.

Although this Toronto leg of his Press Tour is his final one for John Carter,  Kitsch did take time to enjoy a Toronto Maple Leafs game last night at the Air Canada Centre, in addition to a much-needed Passport renewal, after experiencing some much-talked-about issues traveling in Asia recently.

John Carter sees Kitsch starring as a former Military Captain who inexplicably is transported to Mars, which is on the brink of collapse.  There he meets the beautiful Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) and finds himself fighting for the inhabitants of the Planet, while also rediscovering himself.  Having screened the Film finally tonight, I can confirm that it is a gorgeous visual spectacle which will propel Kitsch even more so as a household name. It delivers laughs, action and romance - a bit of something for all. Walt Disney Motion Pictures Canada releases John Carter (available in 3-D) nationwide on Friday, March 9, 2012 and this weekend alone those who see it also will see an exclusive 3-D Trailer for The Avengers also.

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Watch a 10-minute Clip of John Carter below:

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)