Is there another 'Daredevil' waiting on the big screen?
The verdict is still out if '40s and '50s era pulp heroes can make it on TV, but there is something in "The Rocketeer" that feels perfect for the small screen. The original Dave Stevens-created comic book was inspired by pulp movie serials and that would be a much better fit as an anthology television series than a big screen feature. The 1991 movie still has a cult following so there's obviously something appealing about a dashing hero who puts on a jet pack to battle Nazi spies and mob criminals. Creatively it's a slam dunk, but could it sustain high enough ratings? If only "Agent Carter" had been a bigger hit…
- Gregory Ellwood