Monday, October 18, 2021

‘The Rocketeer’ Sequel in the Works for Disney+

Prepare yourself for a shock…because we’re gonna be getting ourselves a sequel to the 1991 movie ‘The Rocketeer’ on Disney+.

Titled ‘The Return of the Rocketeer’, it will be produced by David (The Water Man and Star Wars Rebels) and Jessica Oyelowo (Sleepy Hollow and A United Kingdom) under their Yoruba Saxon banner, along with Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales). Ed Ricourt (Now You See Me and Jessica Jones) is attached to write with David Oyelowo possibly also starring in the project.

The original film was adapted from Dave Stevens‘ graphic novel and starred Billy Campbell (Dracula and Cardinal) as a young pilot who stumbles onto a prototype jetpack and becomes a high-flying masked hero (that looked like a hood ornament).

In this upcoming sequel, a retired Tuskegee airman will be taking up the identity and jetpack of the Rocketeer.

It sounds like really exciting stuff and we’ll be sure to keep our eyes on this project!

[Source: Deadline]

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