Disney’s adventure movie Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt debuted in theaters and Disney+ Premiere Access last July. Although it was a box-office bomb, grossing $213 million against a $200 million budget, the numbers on the streaming service have apparently been enough for Disney to greenlit the sequel.
Producer Hiram Garcia, president of Seven Bucks Productions and a frequent producer of Johnson’s projects, revealed for The Wrap what are the plans for the sequel:
I think one thing fans can expect is our heroes covering more territory. Our first movie mainly went between London and the Amazon, but for this next adventure we have much bigger plans. That coupled with the joy of seeing how Frank and Lily’s relationship continues to evolve are just a few of the many things we’ve been having fun playing with as we break story.
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, Jungle Cruise is starring Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. The movie received mixed reviews from the critics and audience.
Director Collet-Serra is currently working with Johnson again on the DC movie Black Adam. Blunt is reportedly in talks to star in Christopher Nolan’s next movie Oppenheimer starring Cillian Murphy in a titular role. Garcia also produced Johnson’s newest movie – Red Notice – which will debut on Netflix this Friday.
Jungle Cruise official synopsis:
Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal — a discovery that will change the future of medicine.