As an anonymous high school student once sort of wrote (no, really), “If you want something very, very badly, let it go free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, it was never yours to begin with.” Walt Disney Pictures has apparently decided to put their own twist on this little bit of life advice, letting go of something they didn’t love or want very much, desperately hoping it never comes back to them again. According to a press release over at PR Web (via Cinema Blend), all rights to Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ “John Carter” series have reverted back to Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. — and, yes, that includes all movie, television and merchandise rights. For Disney, this might come as a bit of a relief, as their 2012 feature film John Carter is one of the studio’s biggest flops ever (Disney claimed an $84M loss on the film, which cost $250M to make), and has remained emblematic of some of the entertainment world’s biggest blockbuster, well, busts. But that doesn’t mean that John Carter is dead — because Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. is now actively seeking a new studio for potential films. Do you want to make John Carter 2? Or perhaps John Carter 2 – 11?