I know I said no more John Carter, but the appearance in my inbox of an email from Disney marketing announcing the existence of a clip and a poster for Woola, the faithful Martian Calot who steals every scene he’s in in the the film, is just so odd!
Studios rarely send out post-opening PR! It’s as if…someone somewhere said, “Hey, people like that Woola thing, let’s push it a bit.”
If this kind of light-hearted contemporary tone had been set earlier…we might have saved the atmosphere plant in time.
Was this an Andrew Stanton decree?
So many things we will never know.