Are you ready for a ride on the Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt? The long-awaited Disney comedy, another film based on one of their theme park attractions, will arrive in theatres and Disney+ Premier Access on July 30th.
Johnson announced the news himself over Instagram, post-workout of course!!!
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Jungle Cruise stars Blunt as Lily, a biologist in search of a rare plant with healing properties. Johnson plays Frank, a disgruntled riverboat captain steering her through the dangerous Amazon rainforest. Also in the cast are Paul Giamatti, Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, and Jesse Plemons. Jaume Collet-Serra is directing, and will reunite with Johnson later for Black Adam.
Like most other films, Jungle Cruise has been set back nearly a year due to the pandemic. But you can’t blame COVID-19 for all of the delays, as it was originally to open in October 2019 before moving to July 2020, and finally to the current date.
What’s clear is that Disney really likes this combined theatrical/Disney+ Premiere strategy, having used it successfully with Mulan, Raya and the Last Dragon, and upcoming films Cruella and Black Widow. Might this be a plan that’s here to stay?