‘The Return of the Rocketeer’ Coming to Disney+

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.

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Joseph Kastner
Joseph Kastner
20 days ago

Go woke, go broke. Nothing is sacred anymore. If there was anything that didn’t call for woke politics, it is this. Disney needs to stop. I am sick and tired of them ruining every franchise they have.

Freeman
Freeman
20 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Kastner

Amen.

Markus
Markus
19 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Kastner

Please explain why a Black lead is causing you so many issues. Hell, the original was a box office bomb. Maybe a new lead and better project won’t be such a bust. Why is something that peaked at “Cult Classic” so sacred to you? Why don’t you just say what you really think, that you don’t like Black people and are a racist.

Doug
Doug
19 days ago

I love the rocketeer movie. Why can they not re-cast cliff and have some ww2 rocketeer fighting. Nothing wrong with a black hero character, but this seems like a pc woke recast just for the sake of doing it.

Goranda
Goranda
19 days ago

There are plenty of people who think that Hollywood simply taking a white character or story with white characters, and changing them/it to black is demeaning. Like why can’t Hollywood be creative an make original stories with black characters?

King
King
19 days ago

Lost me! Sucks remember this from childhood and one of the first movies I watched on disney +. Be a Walt fan not a disney fan!

Markus
Markus
19 days ago
Reply to  King

Walt has a famous quote about change and moving with the times. Why do you hate Walt?

Bob
Bob
18 days ago
Reply to  King

I don’t know quite where to begin with this comment. For starters, Walt wasn’t even alive when the original Rocketeer movie came out, so his personal influence had no bearing on its creation. Therefore, using Walt’s name in an attempt to argue your point doesn’t even make sense. Secondly, you’re acting like Disney is making changes to the original movie you remember from childhood, which is not the case. That movie will continue to exist, unchanged, alongside any new movies or series based on it. Your attitude suggests that you won’t even give this new movie a chance when it’s… Read more »