The Rocketeer Is Finally Getting a Sequel, and With an Awesome New Twist

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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.

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This new version will be set six years after the original film. The first Rocketeer has disappeared fighting the Nazis, so an unlikely pilot takes up the mantle and battles the scientists who are trying to mass produce the rocket technology for the enemy.

Writers Max Winkler and Matt Spicer are penning the script and it’s being produced by Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book) and, weirdly, athletes Blake Griffin of the L.A. Clippers and Ryan Kalil of the Carolina Panthers.

Released in 1991, the Joe Johnston action-adventure film was a modest success at the box office. Since then, though, it’s enjoyed a cult following for its exciting effects and wonderful score. A sequel has been rumored for years—we’re very excited it’s finally moving forward.

[Hollywood Reporter]

Entertainment Reporter for io9/Gizmodo. Formerly of Premiere, EW, Us Weekly, and Slashfilm. AP Award-Winning Film Critic and CCA member. Loves Star Wars, posters, Legos, and often all three at once.

DISCUSSION

tsalonich
Fondumentalist

Please let her be helped out by a certain agent of the SSR.

Why not make the Rocketeer a part of the MCU? Steve can’t win the whole war by himself.