John Carter Of Mars Rights Revert Back to Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Disney's rights to the John Carter series of stories have reverted back to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. But does anyone want to buy it?

In a press release, Edgar Right Burroughs, Inc. announced (via Coming Soon) that all movie, television and merchandise rights from John Carter have gone back to the original company. No doubt the lackluster box office performance was behind Disney's decision to relinquish the rights.

Naturally, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (formed by the writer in 1923) is still keen on making more Carter movies, but we think they may have to wait until the public can disassociate the characters a bit further from the Disney flop. However, I would urge future companies to consider something featuring Woola, as that character was the best.