According to Deadline, a revival of the classic “The Rocketeer” is coming to Disney+. “Return of the Rocketeer” will be produced by David and Jessica Oyelowo. David Oyelow (“Selma,” “Star Wars: Rebels”) may star in the streaming film. Ed Ricourt will write the script.
“Return of the Rocketeer” will focus on a retired Tuskegee airman who becomes the Rocketeer.
The original movie premiered in 1991. The film earned nearly $46 million at the box office. It remains a cult classic to this day.
This is not the first time we have reported on a reboot for “The Rocketeer.” Disney was reportedly working on an updated version in 2016. Disney continues to release “The Rocketeer” merchandise, such as pins, from time to time.