Disney Rumored to Have The Rocketeer On Deck For Remake
Skip ahead 20 years. Despite the fact that Disney now owns Marvel Comics and all the media and marketing rights to virtually all of their characters, they have decided to take other properties they already own and make remake them. According to Vulture, rumored among the properties has been The Rocketeer, which they've pulled out of mothballs and started accepting pitch ideas for bringing it back to the screen. Part of the reason behind the renewed interest might be from IDW Publishing bringing back the character for comic publication. Another reason is that new studio head Alan Horn wants new project to renew Disney's brand as something other than a studio whose best success is distributing other people's work
Can a move about a man in helmet and jetpack with a red and gold costume not named Iron Man be the wisest of moves by Disney? Can the newer movie capture much of the same fun the first one did? Will it get the proper marketing strategy the first one never did? I cannot say. But in the meanwhile I do recommend watching the original movie. It a fun adventure and I personally feel it's aged nicely- old visual effects and all.
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