The first poster has been released for the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures adaptation John Carter, which will be released in theaters on March 9, 2012. Take a look at this first teaser poster below, which features Taylor Kitsch as the title character from Andrew Stanton's Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation.

<strong><em>John Carter</em></strong> Poster

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter--a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.