Our friends at Cinema Blend recently talked with actor Mark Strong, who plays the devilish Lord Blackwood in this month's Sherlock Holmes. The actor told the website more about Andrew Stanton's long awaited big screen adaptation of John Carter of Mars, in which Strong plays Matai Shang, ruler of the Thems.

The actor said about his part:

There's some filming in Utah, but most of it is in a studio outside of London. My character doesn't actually get involved in any of the motion-capture stuff. All the stuff is live action. Although I can shift my shape, so I have to be photographed by a 360-degree camera. I can adapt into anything. That's going to be my particular talent. [I ask what he'll transform into] Other human beings mainly.

To read more from Strong, check out the entire story at Cinema Blend. John Carter of Mars is expected to hit theaters in 2012.

B. Alan Orange