Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ To Premiere On Disney+ & In Theaters Simultaneously
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.
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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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