In news that I’m pretty sure only myself and my little brother care about, apparently Disney will be doing a reboot/sequel to the 1991 film The Rocketeer. I’m almost positive that my brother and I are the only people I know who remember this movie (hell, we might be the only two who ever saw it for all I know). In fact we watched it dozens of times as kids and gun to my head, I don’t know that I could tell you the plot. I think it was something like, guy finds a rocket pack, has a few laughs, Jennifer Connelly makes you feel strange in your bathing suit area then a zeppelin blows up. Yeah, that sounds about right. Anywho, the reboot/sequel info is as follows:
The new film will focus on a black female lead and, apparently, her team, as it’s titled The Rocketeers. The new film will be written by Wainy Days writers Matt Spicer and Max Winkler, and it will take place six years after the original, seeing a young African-American girl take on the Rocketeer mantle “to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.” -IWatchStuff
Maybe they can finally use that movie poster for the sequel now. Oh and if anyone is wondering about the original, here is the trailer. Enjoy.