THR is reporting that Willem Defoe, AKA Green Goblin, AKA Jesus Christ, will be joining the cast of Disney’s John Carter of Mars. He’ll be joining Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins in the adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series. Andrew Stanton will be directing.

In the story of a Civil War soldier transported to the red planet where warring races vie for control, Dafoe will play Tars Tarkas, a leader of the Thark race who knows that the only way his people can survive is if they turn away from war, a position that may cost him dearly.

Here’s a special treat. Classic footage of Bob Clampett’s first attempt to Bring John Carter to the big screen… back in the 1930’s.