Despite the dual premiere in theaters and on Disney+ via Premier Access, Disney’s Jungle Cruise managed to reel in over $100 million at the worldwide box office. With that staggering amount coming in smack-dab in the middle of a pandemic, Disney is already looking to expand the franchise. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has officially given a Jungle Cruise sequel the green light.
Pre the initial report, the film’s stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are already on board to reprise their roles in the sequel. Additionally, the duo will executive produce the sequel alongside Dany Garcia (Red Notice), Hiram Garcia (Black Adam), and Beau Flynn (San Andreas). Director Jaume Collet-Serra is also expected to return to helm the feature as well.
In addition to its impressive box office earnings, Jungle Cruise earned praise from fans and critics as well. In fact, in her review for the film, Full Circle’s Jacqueline Lainez says the film “works well enough as a family-oriented adventure. It has everything you need for a family to enjoy. From the humor to the action, everyone can enjoy this film.”
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. Most recently, 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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