Disney just hired Max Winkler and Matt Spicer to pen the script for the project, which is being titled ‘The Rocketeers,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Set six years after the original Rocketeer and after Cliff 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 jetpack technology in what could prove to be a turning point in the Cold War.
Brigham Taylor and professional athletes Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil are producing the film. No casting or release date have been announced at this time.
Rocketeer was created by artist/writer Dave Stevens.
What do you think about the new direction Disney is taking with the film?