Long before director Joe Johnston delivered pulp-y, World War II-era thrills with last year’s Captain America: The First Avenger, he explored much the same territory with his 1991 film The Rocketeer. That movie wasn’t exactly a hit for Disney but it has since developed a cult following thanks to Blu-ray, DVD, and, well, the internet. The story was based on the comic book by Dave Stevens and followed actor Bill Campbell as a test pilot turned jetpack-wearing hero.
Now comes word that Disney is heading back to the drawing board: the House of Mouse is currently meeting with writers to discuss a possible reboot of the property. It’s all in the theoretical stages but, who knows, the studio had some success with their Tron revival – maybe we’ll see a Rocketeer relaunch get the greenlight. In the meantime, catch up with the theatrical trailer for the original.