Pull up the anchor! After a long wait, Disney’s Jungle Cruise will set sail this summer! Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, dropped an announcement today ahead of the Walt Disney Company earnings call. The “mic drop” as he called it, is that on July 30, 2021, Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie will be available in theaters worldwide, as well as on Disney+ with Premier Access.
‘Jungle Cruise’ To Debut in Theaters & Disney+ This Summer
While it’s worth noting that the reimagining of the opening day theme park attraction will not include anything from the upcoming film, (But Dwayne Johnson reportedly helped reimagine it) the film was heavily inspired by the attraction’s puns, jokes, and sense of exploration.
The epic adventure of the summer, Jungle Cruise is a “unique experience,” says Johnson. In his video Instagram post, Johnson broke the news of the film’s theatrical release date, telling us:
“On JULY 30th JUNGLE CRUISE hits theaters AND your homes worldwide 🚢 🗺
It’s a pleasure to say WE’RE BACK IN THEATERS! 🎭
And it’s a pleasure to say, WE WILL ALSO COME TO YOU! 🏠
Join my ace Emily Blunt (the female Indiana Jones) and myself on THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME as our DISNEY’s JUNGLE CRUISE hits theaters and your living rooms ON THE SAME DAY – JULY 30th.
The most important thing with our movie was to ALWAYS take care of families around the world by giving you options to watch it.
Audience first ☝🏾 Let’s own our 2021 comeback as we get back into the swing of life – ALL ABOARD!!”
Following his announcement and following “dream” story of landing the role after watching Pirates of the Caribbean’s trailer we see trailer clips from the film, in all its action-adventure glory.
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In a press release, Disney shared additional details about the upcoming release of Jungle Cruise:
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.
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