February is almost upon us, which means we’re a few short weeks away from the early blockbuster season of 2012. Before you know it, films fit for Summer invade the Spring. The Hunger Games, Wrath of the Titans, and 21 Jump Street all open soon; the early blockbuster season kicks off on March 9 with Disney’s John Carter. Directed by Oscar-winner Andrew Stanton, this big budget adaptation of the influential sci-fi fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs brings incredibly lofty expectations. So what better way to begin fulfilling those expectations than with a Super Bowl commercial and some huge contests?

After the jump, check out a tease of John Carter‘s Super Bowl commercial, find out how Walt Disney World passholders can see the film early and learn about a contest for anyone actually named “John Carter.”

We’ll start with the Super Bowl commercial tease which, in itself, has a contest to win a trip to next year’s Super Bowl.

And if you are a Disney passholder, Stitch Kingdom reports that you can see the film for free on March 3 and 4. Just head to wdwscreeningtickets.com and sign up. There are three screening per day and, of course, a lot of different rules and regulations.

Finally, here’s a unique contest where any person who is named “John Carter “can not only see the movie for free, but be eligible for a trip. I’ll let Andrew Stanton explain:

All the information and registration links are over on RealJohnCarter.com. Do you know a real John Carter?

In the coming weeks, we’ll have exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of John Carter so keep an eye out for that. Do you think it can live up to expectations?

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