Last month, it was revealed that discussions about a Jungle Cruise sequel were already happening even before the movie premiered in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access. The sequel was likely dependant on how well the film performed at the box office. With the latest totals showing Jungle Cruise officially crossed over the $100 million mark at the domestic box office over the weekend, it’s now full sails ahead for Jungle Cruise 2.
Deadline reports that fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are on board to return. The outlet also claims their sources say that Jaume Collet-Serra has also signed on to return as director while Michael Green will return to pen the script.
Disney’s Jungle Cruise debuted at #1 opening weekend, to a total of more than $90M globally, including $34.2M in domestic box office, $27.6M in international box office, and over $30M in Disney+ Premier Access consumer spend globally.
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.
Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.
The producers are John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions; and Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co., with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serving as executive producers.
The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa.Disney’s
Jungle Cruise arrives on all major digital platforms on Aug. 31 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on Nov. 16. The film will also be available to all Disney+ subscribers on November 12.
You can read our spoiler-free review of the first film HERE.