Taylor Kitsch didn’t have the best of luck in his big screen career starting off. After playing the long awaited on screen debut of X-Men favourite Gambit in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine film, it wasn’t exactly that good of a film….okay, let’s just call it as it is, a terrible, terrible film, but Kitsch was one of the positive points of the film. Then came John Carter, which to me was a really good origin film based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, though unfortunately it done poorly financially and then came Battleship…less said about that for all involved the better.
Though speaking to Variety recently and had this to say when asked about the bad press that John Carter received:
I mean, look man, it wasn’t an uplifting experience. My biggest regret would have been if I didn’t do enough personally. If I didn’t give it everything I had. If I hadn’t prepped enough. I don’t have that regret, so that allows me to let go. I still talk to Lynn Collins almost daily. Those relationships that were born won’t be broken by people we never met.
Then when asked about does he wish that it got a sequel:
I miss the family. I miss Andrew Stanton. I know the second script was fucking awesome. We had to plant a grounding, so we could really take off in the second one. The second one was even more emotionally taxing, which was awesome.
Taylor Kitsch had a good turn in Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor and I’m hearing good things about the latest HBO movie The Normal Heart and nice that Kitsch has no regrets about John Carter as a whole, though a sequel would’ve been nice for the way that the film ended. I still have to question that films budget and who the hell was behind the marketing of them film.