Monday, August 30, 2021

The Return of “Rocketeer"

Disney continues developing a live-action relaunch of comic book, movie superhero "The Rocketeer" with David Oyelowo producing and looking to star:

Created by writer/illustrator Dave Stevens, "The Rocketeer" superhero debuted in 1982 as a comic book homage to Saturday movie matinee heroes of the 1930's and 1940's.

"The Rocketeer" focuses on 'Cliff Secord', a stunt pilot who discovers a mysterious jet pack that allows him to fly.

Stevens' "Rocketeer" adventures were influenced by Republic's "King of the Rocket Men" movie serial and syndicated "Commando Cody" TV series. In 1991, "The Rocketeer" was released as a feature by Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Joe Johnston ("Captain America: The First Avenger").

Various comic book companies have published "The Rocketeer", including IDW, Pacific, Eclipse, Comico and Dark Horse...

...followed by an animated TV series for Disney Junior.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Rocketeer"...