SFX Presents The A-Z Of John Carter: S

S is for Star Wars

Like Avatar , Star Wars is heavily influenced by the original story of John Carter. In an interview with Rolling Stone in 1977 , George Lucas was quoted in said, “I wanted to make a space fantasy that was more in the genre of Edgar Rice Burroughs; that whole other end of space fantasy that was there before science took it over in the ’50s...”

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The story of John Carter has influenced films we all know and love, from Star Wars to Superman . To introduce you to the world of John Carter we’ve put together a full A-Z which will run all the way through to 9 March when John Carter hits cinemas, so make sure you check SFX every day until then.

Check out previous entries in our A-Z of John Carter

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