Disney Planning A ROCKETEER Reboot

Disney Planning A ROCKETEER Reboot

This is bound to piss off quite a few CBMers! The somewhat obscure, but very popular 1991 Joe Johnston adventure flick looks set to get the reboot/remake treatment at Disney. Read on for details..

By MarkCassidy - Aug 21, 2012 03:08 PM EST
Filed Under: The Rocketeer
Source: Vulture

Vulture's "spies" have informed them that Disney's first project under new studio chief Alan Horn will be a new version of The Rocketeer. The original 1991 movie was directed by Captain America: The First Avenger helmer Joe Johnston, and - in a plot slightly similar to Disney/Marvel's Iron Man franchise - dealt with a racing pilot named Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) who discovers a rocket-pack prototype in his stunt plane, and becomes a metal-mask wearing hero. Now the actual characters of Tony Stark and Secord are very different, and the period setting will also serve to distance both properties from each other, but it IS still curious that Disney would want to focus on this reboot given the face-value similarities sure to be perceived by the public. The Rocketeer was also something of a Box Office failure, despite being loved by many CBM fans. The movie was based on a comic written by Dave Stevens, and published by the now defunct Pacific Comics in 1982.

What do you guys think of this decision?

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Grayson7954 - 8/21/2012, 4:11 PM
don't touch that movie. ever. its great the way it is. severely underrated film.
mavel0madness - 8/21/2012, 4:13 PM
why go over old ground id prefer if they made a power pack movie instead
SageMode - 8/21/2012, 4:13 PM
Why? Just why? Enough with these reboots already. Geez.
mavel0madness - 8/21/2012, 4:15 PM
i know rebooting something that people have already seen and no 1 wants to see either
CaptainObvious - 8/21/2012, 4:18 PM
"Reboot" is Hollywoodese for Remake.
Sabconth - 8/21/2012, 4:22 PM
It doesn't need to be rebooted.

At all.

mavel0madness - 8/21/2012, 4:26 PM
il pass on this film sorry
NerdyGeek - 8/21/2012, 4:27 PM
GuardianAngel - 8/21/2012, 4:29 PM
Shit reboot. Bring on the reboot!
GuardianAngel - 8/21/2012, 4:30 PM
How can you reboot a standalone film anyways?
rockerdude22 - 8/21/2012, 4:34 PM
This doesn't need a reboot, it needs a sequel! Very underrated film!
StarSpangledBruce - 8/21/2012, 4:36 PM
Hollywood never learns a damn thing. I'll bet you we'll be getting a Casablanca remake in 2015.
jessepostal - 8/21/2012, 4:36 PM
Sweeeeet, love the original!! Why do u all hate reboots?? Especially with this, it doesn't take away how good the original is. You think you'd be happy that we're getting another rocketeer movie. I hope joe Johnston does it!!!
FtLoiterDale - 8/21/2012, 4:38 PM
Iron Man is the Closest your going to get to an Updated version of this Film. Even if they keep it in the same Decade as the Original..... Please leave it ALONE!!!
OdinsBeard - 8/21/2012, 4:44 PM
lame - can't you just use that time and energy and MONEY to make a new marvel movie?
FtLoiterDale - 8/21/2012, 4:44 PM
Im Happy Yet, Disappointed at the same time. -___-
JohnTom88 - 8/21/2012, 4:51 PM
Release 3 Marvel films per year instead of rebooting old films.

Leaving the rebooting schemes to Sony Pictures, as they are in their last breaths.
95 - 8/21/2012, 4:51 PM
Go for it, Disney.
silverdog - 8/21/2012, 4:53 PM
was the original so successful or the character is so well known, to be worth a remake? is true, the only thing in that movie that aged well was jennifer connelly, but leave it like that. it doesnt need to be retold or updated.
whatevillurks - 8/21/2012, 4:53 PM
"I do my own stunts!" Of course I will see it but I'm worried it will trample all over the pulpy goodness of the original. It better still take place in the 1930's/40's.
SimyJo - 8/21/2012, 4:55 PM
A reboot of this = a chronic lack of fresh ideas at Disney then.
DaenerysTargaryen - 8/21/2012, 5:00 PM
If you listen closely you can hear the sounds of Joe Johnson crying
LAXtremest - 8/21/2012, 5:04 PM
Yossarian is a close second behind Teabag for my favorite poster these days lol
jessepostal - 8/21/2012, 5:05 PM
I got a toxic avenger and the rocketeer reboot the same day!! Can I get a dick Tracy reboot for the hat trick!!!
fanboy03191 - 8/21/2012, 5:08 PM
I'm really okay with this. Reboots don't destroy the original, and may actually turn out to be pretty good!
cyclopstb - 8/21/2012, 5:08 PM
Make a sequel for it !
CoolantTech - 8/21/2012, 5:26 PM
Tomontherun99 - 8/21/2012, 5:31 PM
I love the original but I'm open to this, as long as they remain faithful to the source material and doesn't try to be too much like the first one then it could be good.
SFCamerica - 8/21/2012, 5:33 PM
I was bored to tears with this movie when I was 11. Couldn't understand why they didn't just litter him with bullets.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 8/21/2012, 5:42 PM
mgeoff88 - 8/21/2012, 5:49 PM
FINALLY!!! I was saying recently how I would love to see a new Rocketeer movie!

I really enjoyed the original, but the only way a sequel could work is if they recast. Which would make it worse than a reboot IMO.

I don't want to see a remake. The first film was great, leave it be. Going strictly with the reboot approach though, they could do a whole new story, suit, villains, visual style, all that. You know, instead of trying to completely remake a movie that doesn't need to be remade.
thedudeabides - 8/21/2012, 5:50 PM
My dad and I saw this when I was 5 years old, it's actually quite exhilirating that someone at Disney will be involved with this franchise again. If you read any of the magazines pre-release, the studio thought this would be one of the highest grossing films of all time and there were at least 2 sequels planned. I felt terrible I was unable to make it to the 20th Anniversary screening and was even more infuriated that it was just a bare bones release on Blu-Ray. As long as the new film isn't too CGI heavy like Captain America, I think the reboot will be a great success. I'd like to see Duncan Jones helm this.
Dubspoon - 8/21/2012, 5:54 PM
I loved the original and don't see why this can not be made because of Ironman....
thedudeabides - 8/21/2012, 5:56 PM
TheDesertGorilla: I LIKE IT!
Dubspoon - 8/21/2012, 5:58 PM
They both should be able to exist, Rocketeer only flew, Ironman flies, is strong and shoots lasers...
CaptainAmerica1945 - 8/21/2012, 6:05 PM
Reboot and let Joe Johnston direct again!!!

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