The Rocketeer Gets a Reboot

Disney is gearing up to reboot The Rocketeer, their 1991 comic-book adaptation about a man, a jetpack and… Jennifer Connelly.

Vulture reports that the studio will be meeting with writers soon to hear pitches on the property, which interestingly would be a Disney superhero movie that doesn’t take place within the Marvel universe, even though Marvel is owned by Disney. (Or would it?)

The original film was based on the Dave Stevens character and starred Billy Campbell as a 1930s stunt pilot who acquires a Howard Hughes-designed (!) rocket pack and soon finds himself mixing it up with gangsters and Nazis. The film didn’t fare very well at the box office, alas, but it is a favorite for many of us comics fans.

While we wait for more news on the reboot, why not check out the great animated homage below to the character and his late creator?

Talk to Movies Editor Scott Collura on Twitter at @ScottIGN, on IGN and on Facebook.

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