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The Rocketeer sequel is in the works at Disney

July 28th, 2016 by Marc Comments


The Rocketeer is getting a reboot/sequel as Disney are developing a new adventure that will be set in the same universe as the 1991 movie.

And we all say ‘yay!’.

The new movie will pick up six years after the original movie with Max Winkler and Matt Spicer writing the script which will be called The Rocketeers and will see a young, black actress take the lead.

In the original movie Billy Campbell played Cliff Secord, who found the Rocket pack and was tasked with saving it from falling into the hands of dastardly Nazi Timothy Dalton. It was directed by Joe Johnston.

It’s a rip-roaring adventure in the spirit of the Indiana Jones movies and was much loved by this writer as a kid.

Like many of our favourite movies, it didn;t perform at the box-office but has since taken off (ahem) and become a cult favourite among fans.

“Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Secord has vanished while fighting the Nazis, an unlikely new hero emerges: a young African–American female pilot, who takes up the mantle of Rocketeer in an attempt to stop an ambitious and corrupt rocket scientist from stealing jet-pack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.”

The world needs a hero like the Rocketeer again and we’re so behind this… especially as it’s a sequel and not a full reboot.

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….