Consider this "John Carter News Bits 6." And please don't shoot the messenger.
First up as I'm sure most of you have now heard or read Deadline Hollywood has posted a story concerning the tracking numbers for John Carter and they're not good. In fact one source says the film could become "the biggest write off of all time." You can judge for yourself at http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/john-carter-early-tracking-shockingly-soft-could-be-biggest-writeoff-of-all-time/.
Next apparently not letting this get in the way, Coming Soon had a brief discussion with producer Jim Morris during a PR event to promote the film where he revealed that some early work has begun on the sequel, which is currently being called John Carter: The Gods of Mars. As the article it quick to point out there is no official word from Disney about this and probably won't be until after the movie comes out. More info is available at http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=87167.
Finally away from movie news: the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Dynamite Entertainment for "trademark infringement and unfair competition" over the company's Warlord of Mars and Lord of the Jungle comics http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/02/16/owner-of-tarzan-sues-comics-companies-for-infringement/. There is no comment from Dynamite so we'll see where this goes.