Following a string of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the highly anticipated Disney film Jungle Cruise will finally hit theaters in May. However, given the ongoing situation, it appears Disney is unwilling to bank its entire stake on a theatrical-exclusive release. During Disney’s earnings call Thursday, Dwayne Johnson confirmed that the film will release in theaters will be available for in-home purchase to Disney+ subscribers for $29.99 on July 30th.
Jungle Cruise will be the fourth movie after Raya and the Last Dragon, Cruella, and Marvel’s Black Widow to be released in theaters and via Disney+ Premier Access. Additionally, the film follows Pixar offerings like Soul and Luca that will hit the Disney+ streaming service, offering moviegoers the chance to enjoy the film from home.
Starring Johnson and Emily Blunt, the movie is based on Walt Disney’s theme park attraction of the same name. Set during the early 20th century, a riverboat captain named Frank takes a scientist and her brother on a mission into a jungle to find the Tree of Life which is believed to possess healing powers. All the while, the trio must fight against dangerous wild animals and a competing German expedition.
Emily Blunt is one of the most sought-after performers in the world. Her recent turns in films like A Quiet Place and Mary Poppins Returns have displayed her talent and acting range. Although, before all of that, Blunt is a multiple-time Golden Globe and SAG Award, winner. Next, the actress will appear alongside her husband John Krasinski in A Quiet Place II. Meanwhile, Johnson remains one of the busiest men in Hollywood. In addition to his upcoming DCEU film Black Adam and the development of Hobbs & Shaw 2, the actor recently produced and starred in an NBC series based on his own life titled Young Rock.
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