2 items from 2012
Disney has announced that they will relaunch the character "The Rocketeer" for the big screen.
"The Rocketeer" focuses on 'Cliff Secord', a stunt pilot who discovers a mysterious jet pack that allows him to fly.
The series was published by various comic book companies previous to Idw, including Pacific, Eclipse, Comico and Dark Horse.
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Released in 1991, the Joe Johnston-directed comic book movie The Rocketeer tanked at the box office upon release but ended up with quite a fervent fanbase in the years that followed. And since there is a fanbase, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that someone is looking to exploit that and remake the movie. Vulture reports that executives from Disney are going to be meet with writers in attempt to come up with a fresh take.
Does that mean that a brand-spankin’ new (and most likely CGI-heavy) Rocketeer is guaranteed? Of course not. But considering that anything “comic book” is hot, and The Rocketeer has become more popular of a movie over the years, I won’t be surprised if this happens. Or at the very least annoys us with “sort-of” news for the next half-decade.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Rocketeer, the story is set in Los Angeles, »
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2 items from 2012
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