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Old 09-25-2014, 12:07 AM   #51
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Ticks me off that Disney is sitting on the Rocketeer and Dick Tracy and not doing anything with them. Love movies that are set in that time period, just like the first Captain America.
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Old 09-25-2014, 05:34 PM   #52
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Ticks me off that Disney is sitting on the Rocketeer and Dick Tracy and not doing anything with them. Love movies that are set in that time period, just like the first Captain America.

Lots of people sit on rights just so nobody else can get them. But yes, that is pretty sad. I mean, I can see them doing something period, especially now that they ahve that Agent Carter series. wasted chance really.
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:30 PM   #53
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Sorry for double post but for a dead franchise, Rocketeer has had quite a bit of merch recently!

SDCC exclusive Rocketeer figure was released this year. (evidently not popular since it sells for about 12 bucks on ebay but still...

Funko announced some 'mystery minis' a week ago, which are like blind box little figures. One of which is Cliff! He has a rarity of 1/72 which puts him at the rarest figure in the set.

So thats two new pieces of Rocketeer merch this year.

Also Funko has a bobblehead of the Rocketeer in their toy line but I don't know when they released that one.

So yeah, seems he is still having a toy presence.
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Old 10-30-2014, 02:01 AM   #54
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It's worth noting that The Rocketeer is touching down on Netflix's streaming service starting November 1st. If you haven't picked up the anniversary Blu-ray, then here's your chance to see the really, really swank visual upgrade from the crappy DVD release at the turn of the century.

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Johnston nails two things from the outset: pacing and casting. Even when Cliff's feet are firmly planted on the ground, the movie hurtles along with the kind of energy and vitality that can only be derived from a director and production team fully committed and invested in their vision. The film never stalls, never idles, and never crashes back down to Earth. It takes off and doesn't look back, roaring around each twist and turn with ease. And Johnston's casting is, hyperbole notwithstanding, flawless. Campbell throws a punch, kisses a girl and launches into the heavens like the A-list leading man he should have become; Arkin and O'Quinn are terrific, each in their own separate ways; Connelly steals every heart there is to be stolen; and Dalton is as devious and dastardly as a vile comicbook villain should be, yet rarely pushes his performance over the top, dwelling within the shadows when others might leap out and scream "boo!" It's an impressive lineup to be sure (I forgot just how many notable mugs pop up on screen), and one that Johnston uses to his full advantage.



Full review here.

And then go buy a copy already!
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The Rocketeer gets a new comic series!

Nice to see this character has not been forgotten.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:05 AM   #56
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The Rocketeer Reboot will be called 'The Rocketeers'

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Walt Disney Studios is developing a reboot of the 1991 action adventure movie, hiring Max Winkler and Matt Spicer to pen the script for the project, which is being titled The Rocketeers.

The project, in the early development stages, is being looked at as a sequel-reboot and in a modern-day twist, will be headlined by a black female character.

he 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 jetpack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.


Still being produced by Disney so I wonder if they will try to merge this into the current Marvel movies.
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:38 PM   #57
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The Rocketeer Reboot will be called 'The Rocketeers'



Still being produced by Disney so I wonder if they will try to merge this into the current Marvel movies.


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:

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What next:

Charlene's Archangels? With Barbara as Bosley; and Michael, Gabriel and Raphael and the lead investigators!?!

wait, that actually sounds kinda cool
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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.

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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?

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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.

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Old 09-06-2017, 12:07 PM   #59
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Seems we are still getting new Rocketeer Merch
https://twitter.com/OriginalFunko/st...75764438659074


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