With The Avengers and Iron Man lighting up the box office, Disney has decided to bring its classic flying iron-clad hero back to life. Folks, The Rocketeer is getting a reboot.
The early 1980s comic, set in the 1930s-40s, focuses on racing pilot Cliff Secord, who discovers a rocket jetpack suit and goes on to fight bad guys.
A film version was already made in 1991 starring Billy Campbell, Timothy Dalton and Jennifer Connelly, though it famously flopped at the time. But nostalgia has served it well, and The Rocketeer has developed a cult following over the last two decades.
No writer, director or casting news has been announced, but Vulture reports that the project is moving forward sooner rather than later. Captain America has already proven that period-set hero flicks can work, so it may be the perfect time to give Cliff another shot.
What do you think? Does the world need another Rocketeer?