Taylor Kitsch Says Netflix Helped John Carter Get 'Mini-Resurgence'

John Carter may not have been a huge success for Disney but the sci-fi movie is currently gaining popularity. Interestingly, Taylor Kitsch credits Netflix for what he is calling the film's recent "mini-resurgence."

Kitsch recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his career and he pointed out that the streaming service has been a huge help to John Carter.

"I think it got another life when it went on Netflix not long ago, maybe a year ago or something, but, yes, to be blunt. People stop me all the time for that, especially in Europe," Kitsch said. "It's had a little mini-resurgence. Maybe, at the time, it was more of a knee-jerk reaction of ‘Let's see how we can bury this and everyone that has a part in it.'"

It might sound like Kitsch isn't exactly proud of the film but he was quick to point out that he loved working on the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' work.

"Over time, I think you take a breath and understand that it is what it is … I guess people who watch it now for the first time can take a lot more away from it than people did at first. It's always flattering, and I learned a ton on that movie. I honestly don't see it as a failure. I have great memories from it, and I still talk to a bunch of the cast. It is what it is, right?" Kitsch said.

To be fair, John Carter wasn't that bad but it failed to capture the audience's attention. Unfortunately, it looks like that movie will not be getting a sequel anytime soon.

Kitsch's latest project is 21 Bridges which is currently screening in theaters worldwide.

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