Jetpack Designs For Disney's THE ROCKETEER

Concept designer Edward Eyth was hired to design sets, props and storyboard sequences for Disney's The Rocketeer. Much of his time and effort went into designing the rocket jetpack. The 1991 film is based on the graphic novel "The Rocketeer," created by Dave Stevens.

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By nailbiter111 - 12/26/2013

Concept Art by Edward Eyth














The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy (Timothy Dalton). With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero."

Actors: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton & Paul Sorvino
Director: Joe Johnston * Writers: Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo, William Dear
Source: Edward Eyth
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ALmazing - 12/26/2013, 12:11 PM
One of my favorite Comicbook movies of all time, doesn't get enough praise.
Brainiac13 - 12/26/2013, 12:13 PM
Love this film.....JC is so nice in this. ;)
campblood - 12/26/2013, 12:19 PM
awesome! best find yet nail. I love the rocketeer and Jen Connolly looks smoking hot in this movie
Nomis - 12/26/2013, 12:24 PM
Nivekian - 12/26/2013, 12:35 PM
Great film, one of the top 3 comic book films from the 90's.
Havensent - 12/26/2013, 12:40 PM
Still love this movie to this day.
blvdnoise - 12/26/2013, 12:41 PM
This was just on TV about a week ago..
superbigguy32 - 12/26/2013, 12:46 PM
@Nivekian what are your top 3, just curious?
I say:
1) The Rocketeer
2) Batman Returns
3) Blade
Not in that order.
yonny616 - 12/26/2013, 12:55 PM
HeadPool420 - 12/26/2013, 12:58 PM
Haven't watched this movie in a while! Loved it then and something tells me I'll still love it today!
write33 - 12/26/2013, 1:06 PM
i agree with everything said here, a fantastic combination of casting / script / music / production design......really despite having more money for Captain America, I think Joe Johnston put together a better film here as a whole. It's awfully underrated in "Top 10 CBM's ever" conversations.
Super12 - 12/26/2013, 1:26 PM
$10 says this remake will be horrible. LOVED the Rocketeer, such a great movie.
anthonyEstark - 12/26/2013, 1:37 PM
That first one looked pretty sweet!
nikgrid - 12/26/2013, 2:33 PM
Yeah [frick] Disney for not giving this film more love....the DVD release was not much better quality than an mpeg (Complete with artifacting) and the Blu-ray release was bare bones.

The movie however was awesome! deserved a sequel.
Jollem - 12/26/2013, 4:14 PM
the rocketeer is in my top 50 cbms
Danbojohnj - 12/26/2013, 4:48 PM
Criminally underrated movie,better than the Raiders sequels IMO.
dnno1 - 12/26/2013, 7:23 PM
Great movie and great comic (whenever they got around to printing an issue).
FerFogs - 12/26/2013, 8:55 PM
Loved this movie, gotta rewatch it.

Besides, Jennifer Connelly....
philaustin - 12/26/2013, 9:11 PM
great movie.
mgeoff88 - 12/26/2013, 10:04 PM
This is awesome stuff! The Rocketeer is a great underrated movie.

The director of this went on to direct CA:TFA.
NinjaKickTheDamnRabbit - 12/26/2013, 10:19 PM
TMNT was the best comic book of the 90's. Then this.
DocBantam - 12/27/2013, 4:01 AM
Of course, in the comic book, Doc Savage was the creator of the rocket pack. Really hope Shane Black gets his Doc movie made and we could potentially see a pulp 'universe' with characters like Rocketeer, the Shadow, The Spider and Phantom, etc
Loved Rocketeer film, what ever happened to Bill Campbell?
Timerider84 - 12/27/2013, 10:42 AM
It would be interesting to see a sequel set in the year 2015. Have somebody find the rocket in a crate in some warehouse that accidently gets broken. Just as long as they bring back Joe Johnson to direct again.

Return of the Rocketeer 2015 or 2016
Timerider84 - 12/27/2013, 10:44 AM
Joe Johnston, I meant, sorry.
ThePowerCosmic - 12/27/2013, 12:06 PM
Great film. Jen Connelly is gorgeous in this.
MightyZeus - 12/27/2013, 9:03 PM
Danananana Rocket Man!!!
Joementum - 12/28/2013, 5:51 AM
CA:TWS will have the closest thing to modern day Rocketeer when Sam Wilson straps on a jet pack.

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