Originally Posted by TheFedora
Still being produced by Disney so I wonder if they will try to merge this into the current Marvel movies.
I'm not so sure that's necessary (or even feasible) when The Walt Disney Company has a budding pulp universe to play with in The Rocketeer
, The World Famous Jungle Cruise Movie
, and The Septuagenarian Strokefest
Originally Posted by Pale Horse
I'm all for expanding roles to all gender and race in Hollywood, but reboots just to put an alternative role in smacks of the most disingenuous load of hooey I've ever seen
Diversity for diversity's sake is a terrible construct, but have you noticed that H-wood's idea about diversity invariably means adding a black person to the rolls?
Originally Posted by The Hollywood Reporter
The Rocketeer Reboot will be called 'The Rocketeers'
I was initially against the idea, then for it when it was later confirmed to be a period piece and not a modern-day adaptation. The more I think about it, however, the less enthusiastic I am about the idea. I'd go so far to say I don't like it.
Given the history of immigration in the American West and this time period in particular, I'd like to see a Japanese lead take up the mantle. Male or female. Doesn't matter. You can tie it in with Manzanar
, Pearl Harbor & Takeo Yoshikawa, and the perceived Yellow Peril of the time. Tying it into the burgeoning Cold War shouldn't be difficult given the long history of Russians in the Pacific Northwest.
And that's already more interesting than the synopsis the screenwriters have concocted. You get a diverse cast, a section of the war and the country that's usually ignored in film, and a veritable treasure trove of subtext to explore and layer in the film.