Dwayne, “The Rock” Johnson, has confirmed that all the information he shared about Jungle Cruise on his Instagram is true. The actor posted a video of him talking about how much fun he had filmed for the Disney movie, and Dwayne mentioned that it’s in production now. He also said it would be out in 2020! D-rock, or Dwayne, didn’t say anything else in his post but still managed to get us excited all over again!
What is the information related to Dwayne Johnson confirms Jungle Cruise 2?
A person named Dwayne Johnson told a newspaper that people are already talking about making a movie called Jungle Cruise 2. The Pirates of the Caribbean movies were very popular, so Disney hopes to make more money with their new movie. Much like Pirates, the Jaume Collet-Serra-directed movie is based on a Walt Disney World ride, though it expands the attraction’s world considerably through the introduction of characters like Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) and Frank Wolff (Johnson). Jungle Cruise debuted this weekend in theaters and on Disney+ via its Premier Access platform.
The adventure at the center of Jungle Cruise kicks off when Lily enlists Frank to ferry her and her brother (Jack Whitehall) up the river in search of a mythical tree with unparalleled healing properties. Along the way, they encounter cursed conquistadors (led by Edgar Ramirez’s Aguirre) and German prince Joachim (Jesse Plemons), all of whom want to find the tree for their own purposes. Jungle Cruise sets up a vibrant world for potential follow-ups, and it sounds like Disney is already taking them into consideration.
What can we expect from Dwayne Johnson to confirm Jungle Cruise 2?
Johnson has spent the weekend celebrating Jungle Cruise’s debut, and he shared an interesting bit of information about the movie’s future. While thanking someone for their kind words about the film, Johnson wrote that “we have a sequel meeting next weekend.” One might say that’s rather fast, but the actor had hinted there were thoughts about a Jungle Cruise 2 well before the movie’s debut. Jungle Cruise has earned mixed reviews from critics, but the fan response appears to be far more enthusiastic.
Over the weekend, Johnson revealed the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes audience score is the highest one of his career. At the box office, Jungle Cruise debuted to a better-than-expected $34 million domestically and an additional $30 million on Disney+. While that doesn’t necessarily guarantee the movie will be a financial success, it does confirm there is interest in these characters and their world. A Jungle Cruise 2 isn’t too far out of the question.
As to what Jungle Cruise 2 could be about, that’s a different question. It seems likely that the franchise could take the Indiana Jones route and offer up a new adventure with every installment. The first movie introduced some deep mythology that could receive greater exploration in a sequel, or it could ignore everything touched upon there and focus on a new legend. One thing is certain though: Johnson and Blunt both need to be involved. As Johnson said, the Jungle Cruise 2 talks are just getting started, and only time will tell where they will lead.
What does Dwayne Johnson say in an interview?
Johnson and Blunt spoke to Screen Rant about honoring the long legacy of the Jungle Cruise ride and their favorite moments from the film.
Screen Rant: Dwayne, when Disney opened the Jungle Cruise in 1955, Walt Disney himself was the first skipper of the Jungle Cruise. Here we are 66 years later, and you’re the first cinematic Captain or skipper for Jungle Cruise. How special is that for you, and how does the film capture the spirit of the ride?
Dwayne Johnson: It’s an honor. You said it. Emily and I, that’s not lost on us the responsibility and just the cool factor, that we have an opportunity to deliver something to the world that’s been iconic and beloved over the years. So, it was a real honor for us.
Emily Blunt: It’s like a joy bomb. It’s like this nostalgic joy bomb. It’s the movies you grew up watching, and that’s why we signed on. That’s why we wanted to do it. What was the first movie you saw in theaters? It was Raiders [of the Lost Ark]. You remember these movies.