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Disney May Reboot Condorman?

Condorman could be the next property to get rebooted at Disney.

The news comes at us from Moviehole, which got the inside scoop from someone who works “in a producing capacity for animation” at Disney. That person got the information third hand, so this claim is very far from confirmed. However, the news does sound like something the Mouse House could have up its sleeve.

“The idea remains the same,” a source tells the site. “Wally. A Brit again. Robert Pattinson’s name has been floated, can you see him going for it? He seems to be into more intellectual things?. Still a pompous cartoonist turned superhero type gets to assist in the deflection of a sexy young KGB agent. Emphasis would be more on action this time around though. They want to steer as far off from Johnny English territory as possible. But there’s talk of doing lots with the Condorman brand.”

The source adds that this project might end up being part of the Marvel universe, though “it would all begin with a solo movie — the obligatory origins movie.”

Disney is also said to be considering another superhero reboot. It was revealed in August the studio is bringing The Rocketeer back to the big screen. No word yet on whether that project is going to be folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well or if it will be marketed as a standalone superhero movie.

Inspired by Robert Sheckley’s The Game of X, the original Condorman was released in 1981 and starred Michael Crawford and Oliver Reed. It followed comic book illustrator Woodrow Wilkins as he dons his superhero’s identity Condorman to help a female KGB agent defect. Like The Rocketeer, it was not received well by critics.

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  • Duke Stratosphere

    The Rocketeer wasn’t received well by critics?  Huh – I did not know that.  Personally I loved the Rocketeer movie and that’s one of the reasons I was excited to hear that Joe Johnston, director of The Rocketeer, would also be directing Captain America (which I also loved, though not quite as much as The Rocketeer).

    Now Condorman, on the other hand, just plain sucked, IMHO.  Maybe if Disney reboots it then I can sell my VHS copy of the original – only watched once!  ;-)

  • Xaos

    The source adds that this project might end up being part of the Marvel
    universe, though “it would all begin with a solo movie — the obligatory
    origins movie.”


    NONONONONONONONO

  • Orphan

    Rocketeer has been discussed here before and I can’t believe it’s still in the hands of Disney. Automatic Fail. Condorman just sounds monumentally Stupid.

  • Omegasaga

    the Rocketeer was liked by critics from day 1.  what the heck is this writer talking about????

  • Alex

    I saw Rocketeer in what was pretty close to a packed theater back then, everyone loved it.
    Condorman? I saw that on television a couple of times. I saw a  bit on television and realized that the artwork on one of the pages was Kirby artwork. KIRBY!

    Sure, it was bad, but I guess they could make it better.

  • Cjorg2

    Condorman rocks!!!!! You have no taste whatsoever!

  • Cjorg2

    Condorman rocks, you`re stupid.