One of Disney’s most underrated films, The Rocketeer, is finally getting the respect it deserves. The Hollywood Reporter says the company is prepping a brand new sequel/reboot called The Rocketeers and the new hero is an African-American woman.
And no, we're not talking about Pop! Vinyls, for once (they already have those, of course). We've known for a while that Funko would bring Firefly to its Legacy Collection line of 6" figures, but it looks like their reveal will be imminent, judging by these blurry images from Funko's Toy Fair catalogue.
Syfy's hottest new show in 2014 is the mysterious Arctic thriller Helix. And now we've seen the first episode, and we can honestly say this series could very well be the next Lost (before it went downhill). Here's our spoiler-free review of the pilot.
It's high and lows and this week's comics releases! The Bat-family is going to have a bad week, but at least the Rocketeer returns. Superman goes insane, but it's Adventure Time! And Hawkeye… well, new Hawkeye comics make everything better. And here's everything the comics industry has in store for you this week.
Disney is hot to bring back the bronze-headed hero The Rocketeer. Vulture is reporting that the 1930s matinee hero homage and his trusty jetpack are being reexamined by Disney for a potential reboot.
Animator John Banana has created this charming short animation as an homage to Dave Stevens' jetpack-wielding hero. It's cute stuff, and the only thing it's missing is a CG John Locke as Howard Hughes.
In short, awesome. Filmmaker John Banana made this fan film in honor of the original movie's 20th anniversary and the late, great Dave Stevens. It's really too cute for words. [The Mary Sue]
On the streets of Chicago, a savvy telephone-pole huckster was selling Rapture-jets to circumvent God's plan of Hoovering only the pious up to Heaven. For $50K, you can beat the system! Stick it to the bearded man on a cloud!
We love Halloween, but we also realize that some readers lack the free time or emotional investment to build a lifesize Power Loader from Aliens. Here are 20 costumes that you can whip up by Halloween weekend.
This year's Comic-Con was light on earth-shattering comic book news but chock full o' interesting tidbits about characters and upcoming projects. Here are some of the juiciest factoids that dropped this weekend.
We have a serious love affair with the cool gadgets of science fiction, but every now and then one will come along that will make you scratch your head and say "What!?" Yes, even in the world of scifi, you can sometimes go a bit too far. Check out our list of beyond-the-pale gadgets.
News broke yesterday that Dave Stevens, creator of The Rocketeer and Bettie Page fan, has died following a long fight with leukemia. Stevens, whose geek credentials include a stint working on Hanna Barbera's Super Friends and Godzilla cartoons in the late '70s, made his name creating The Rocketeer in 1982.Stevens…
One of the films at Sundance that flew under the radar this year was jetpack fantasy Pretty Bird, based on the book The Rocketbelt Caper. The film is billed as a comedy, but the real story is both weird and disturbing — more of a comedy of errors. It explores the story of an engineer who built a rocket belt that can…
Billy Campbell wants to bring the Rocketeer back to the audiences who didn't turn out in droves to see the original in the 1991 adaptation of Dave Steven's graphic novel. If you have time to check this out on DVD or the Disney Channel (where it seems to turn up every other day), then you'll see that besides the…
A genuine casting of Arnie's head from Batman & Robin is just one of the bizarre movie props available on eBay right now. You can also own the robot head of Robin Williams from Bicentennial Man, and the original helmet from the Rocketeer movie. Or if your loved ones are really obsessive, you can get them some even…