The title pretty much sums it up. Disney is planning on rebooting the classic 'superhero' film, The Rocketeer, next year. It's funny, I just recently rewatched this movie a few weeks ago. And I have to tell you, it still works today. Sure the special effects are outdated, but they add a lot of charm to the movie.
The original was released in 1991 and was directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America). It starred a young, handsome, Billy Campbell donning the jetpack, and Jennifer Connell as his love interest. Alan Arkin played an eccentric father figure to Campbell and 007 himself, Timothy Dalton played the villain.
I don't like that the studios are just rebooting every property they've ever owned; but I'm interested in this one. Also, it's been 20+ years since the release of the original (unlike the 5 year break the Spider-Man reboot received). It's still early, let's wait to pass judgement on this one. I'll keep ya posted.