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‘The Rocketeer’ Reboot in the Works From Disney

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    The Hollywood Reporter, with news of a Rocketeer revival:

    The new take keeps the story in a period setting and offers a fresh view on the characters. Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African-American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.

  2. Penguin

    just let me cry a little bit longer Prestigious

    I already saw people on Twitter complaining that a black woman is going to be in it...why do people get so upset? :/
  3. I know, right!? Did you see they rebooted Clinton with a woman as well?

    Stupid Twitter is stupid.
  4. Anthony_

    A (Cancelled) Dork Prestigious

    Honestly, it's more a re-hash of the 90s original than I would have liked.
    LightWithoutHeat likes this.
  5. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Loved the first one when I was little, definitely interested
  6. ChaseTx

    Big hat enthusiast Prestigious

    I remember seeing this when I was little but nothing about the film itself. Is it worth revisiting?
  7. carlosonthedrums

    Cooler than a polar bear's toenails Prestigious

    It definitely is.
  8. BackyardHero11


    the original Dave Stevens comic is one of my all time favorites. I love the original movie. admittedly I was taken aback by this news. I was so stoked for more Rocketeer adventures and the first thing I read is that the main character, Cliff Secord, is absent from the story. I'm perfectly fine with the introduction of a new character, and it's pretty cool it's more a sequel than a reboot, but I would've hoped Cliff would be in it.

    now the storyline says he disappeared, so I think if the character comes back and they team up, as long as they continue with the heart and spirit of the old adventures, I think it could be pretty rad.
  9. LightWithoutHeat

    You're not a teammate on my team

    Would prefer something new that has a woman of color in a leading role... These remakes tend to be terrible.
    Raku likes this.
  10. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    I mean, yeah they're calling it a reboot but it's set years later in the same universe when a new character takes over for the main character who is missing. Feels like more of a sequel then a reboot to me, which is probably just semantics but still.
    Raku likes this.
  11. tshreve


    Hesitantly excited for this. One of my favorite franchises that often seems forgotten
  12. NotBruce


    The first one is tied to a lot of nostalgia for me, so I'm definitely alright with this. Sounds like a good time.