Of all the films that are in the pipeline for the next few months, and that were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is probably no case like Jungle Cruise.
The adventure film, based on a Disney amusement park attraction, was filmed between May and September … 2018! I mean, courtesy of its postponements, it will take as long to hit the big screen as New Mutants.
In that sense, Disney’s original plan was to make the premiere of Jungle Cruise in October 2019, but in 2018, shortly after the end of Jungle Cruise, Dwayne Johnson himself, one of the film’s protagonists and producers, announced that the premiere would finally take place in June 2020. Of course, all that was before the pandemic that postponed the film even more.
In all this step, it has now been announced that the film will not only hit theaters that are open on July 30, but will also follow the path of Mulan, Raya and The Last Dragon & Black Widow to premiere in Disney + in the Premier Access system. That is, subscribers will be able to pay an additional rent to see this movie.
In addition to The Rock, this film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop, The Shallows) includes in its cast Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti.
Its story is set during the Great Depression, featuring a ship captain taking a scientist and her brother on a mission in a jungle to find the Tree of Life believed to have healing powers. Meanwhile, the trio must fight dangerous wild animals and compete against a German expedition.