‘Jungle Cruise 2’ Confirmed, Will Dwayne Johnson Stick Around?

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If you enjoyed Disney’s Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt, get ready because Skipper Frank isn’t finished sailing this river, and it seems Disney is predicting that this franchise will last for “Niles, and Niles, and Niles.”

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Disney’s Jungle Cruise had a rocky start when the film had to be pushed back over a year in terms of a release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This July, the movie was finally released using Disney’s newest release plan of opening in both theaters and on Disney+’s Premier Access to those who would rather pay to watch the movie at home. 

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Dwayne Johnson is Frank Wolff in Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE. Photo by Frank Masi. © 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Even though the pandemic is still ongoing, the film has had rave reviews and surpassed over $100,00 million domestically at the box office. This does not include international box office sales (which would total to 0ver $187 million) or streaming sales, which has been proving to make up around 1/3 of Disney film’s overall financial success after looking at the opening week of this movie, as well as Black Widow.

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Now, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Jungle Cruise 2 is set to sail.

Disney is ready to go down the river one more time.

With Jungle Cruise crossing the $100 million at the domestic box office this past weekend, the studio is pulling the trigger on a sequel.

Stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are set to return as wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton, respectively, for the brand new adventure with Michael Green, who co-wrote the hit, back at the keyboard.

Expected to also come back are director Jaume Collet-Serra and the film’s producing team of John Davis, John Fox, Beau Flynn, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. Scott Sheldon returns as executive producer.

Jack Whitehall Emily blunt and Dwayne Johnson in jungle cruise
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The success of Jungle Cruise follows that of Pirates of the Caribbean, another Disney attraction turned movie that has had five successful films, with another in development.

Considering how Dwayne Johnson has starred in multiple Disney movies and produces Behind the Attraction on Disney+, it is not shocking to hear that this relationship will only continue to blossom.

Are you excited to see Jungle Cruise 2? Did you want a second film? 

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