I hope this is true, because I love love love THE ROCKETEER. I think it's a fantastic movie, and although the original didn't do well at the box office, I think the spirit of all those great serial matinees resides within. Director Joe Johnston may have made CAPTAIN AMERICA, but the movie has THE ROCKETEER in its DNA.
THE ROCKETEER was created by Dave Stevens, who sadly died in 2008 to leukemia. And now Disney may be bringing this character back, if Vulture is correct - the studio will supposedly be meeting with writers very soon. If true, I hope they get writers with a keen sense of the spirit of the original. Although you can tell that there are moments in THE ROCKETEER where they simply didn't have the money to achieve the true vision of the project - I always had an idea that there was an action sequence missing somewhere - there's a real vitality and spunk to the movie that's hard to deny. It's one of my favorite movies of the 1990s and having seen it with an audience recently, it still kills.
If Disney brings back THE ROCKETEER, it's possible with all the Marvel movies in the works that it could get squeezed out. I hope that's not the case. Hell, bring THE ROCKETEER into the Marvel fold! Hell, throw in Howard Stark if they want. That would work for me.