Disney Is Rebooting The Rocketeer with a Black Female Lead
The script will be written by Max Winkler and Matt Spicer. Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book) will serve as a producer, alongside star athletes Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil.
The original film, set in the 1930s, is about a stunt pilot named Cliff Secord who stumbles upon a powerful jet pack, and must protect it when villains try to steal it and use it for evil. Directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America, Jumanji), The Rocketeer starred Billy Campbell, Alan Arkin, Jennifer Connelly, and Timothy Dalton, and received average reviews at the time, but afterward became an underground favorite among movie and comic-book fans. Campbell always wanted the film to have a sequel, but said in an interview years ago that the movie didn’t make “as much money as Disney had hoped,” dashing any follow-up dreams.
Take a look at the short clip from the original Rocketeer Movie from 1991.
Now it makes me wonder, Will Disneyland keep playing the music from the original movie above where the retired Rocket Rods ride once was in Tomorrowland?
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