A sequel-reboot” of 1991’s”The Rocketeer,” is officially in development at Disney. The film premise is:
“The Rocketeers” will take place six years after the original Rocketeer disappeared while fighting the Nazis. In his absence, a young African-American pilot dons the jetpack in order to stop a scientist from using technology to turn the tide of the Cold War.
Max Winkler and Matt Spicer are on board to write the script along with Brigham Taylor is also attached as producer alongside the L.A. Clippers’ Blake Griffin and the Carolina Panthers’ Ryan Kalil. Tendo Nagenda and Chaz Salembier will oversee for Disney.
No release date set.