Disney is dipping into the nostalgia bin once again and dusting off an older intellectual property. The Return of the Rocketeer is on the way, and fans are questioning this decision, but they remain hopeful.

Deadline reports that Disney is developing a sequel to the 1991 Rocketeer film. This will be available on Disney+. The cult classic film still has plenty of fans, and there are more Rocketeer stories to tell. The big question is how Disney will handle this tale.

The film will be produced by David and Jessia Oyelowo. It is possible that David Oyelowo will star in the film. The script will be written by Ed Ricourt of Now You See Me fame. The plot will focus on a retired Tuskegee airman who takes on the mantle of the Rocketeer this time around.

This isn’t the first time that Disney tried to revive the old property. In 2016, they tried to develop The Rocketeers, a film that would have focused on a young Black female pilot, but they never made that film. Matt Spicer and Max Winkler even penned the script.


We will have to see how the reception is for this new entry in the Rocketeer story, but Disney isn’t done bringing back their older properties at all. It makes us wonder how much longer it will be until they circle back to every movie they’ve ever made to remake it.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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