Word has just hit the street that Disney may be considering to reboot The Rocketeer. I guess it’s only natural, considering that superhero films have been a hot commodity in the cinema for the past decade or so. Not to mention, Disney has tried time and time again to reproduce the smash hit they’ve had with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Will they strike gold again, or will the Rocketeer go the way of Prince of Persia and John Carter? I think it’s obvious Disney’s desperate to rake in the big bucks again.
Many fans are already crying out in protest, but I’m very much indifferent to the whole thing. Remakes are to be expected; it’s what Hollywood has become. However, the original Rocketeer isn’t a perfect film, and there’s certainly room for improvement. I can truly only be optimistic about this project if Disney has some very interesting writers step forward to guide the whole thing into fruition. At the moment, Disney hasn’t really confirmed anything is happening, except that they’re going to be talking to some screenwriters and listen to their takes. It seems as if they’re simply examining the potential of a reboot. For now.
But if the reboot does go through, who should play Cliff Secord? I’m thinking Cliff should be played by either Ryan Gosling or Burt Young.