Some news for you staying in this Saturday night that slipped by. First the site Superhero Hype has posted some brief comments from both Lynn Collins and Thomas Haden Church talking about John Carter http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/169061-exclusive-lynn-collins-a-thomas-haden-church-on-john-carter. Little new info is revealed but Church does talk about the process of becoming Tal Hajus while Collins talks about what she's seen and the approach being taken to the film.
The other news brief comes from Blogomatic, which has a press release announcing Marvel's next Barsoom comic book series, John Carter: The Gods of Mars http://www.blogomatic3000.com/2011/12/16/marvel-announces-sam-humphries-ramon-perez-on-john-carter-the-gods-of-mars/. The series is set to hit in March and as you can tell by the cover art it actually manages to be worse than Marvel's current A Princess of Mars series. Yikes!