'Jungle Cruise 2' is officially confirmed with the original cast returning.
'Jungle Cruise' was a massive box office success. The Disney adventure film starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson passed the $100M mark at the US box office. It's a spectacular achievement especially in the times like this.
The House of Mouse is advancing with the only logical move following an impressive milestone--- greenlighting a sequel!
'Jungle Cruise 2' is officially in the works! Our favorite duo is also confirmed to return for another epic adventure.
Here is everything we know about 'Jungle Cruise 2' so far.
As of this writing, 'Jungle Cruise 2' does not have a release date yet. Blockbuster films usually take around 2-3 years to make. The sequel is still in the very early stages of development, so we might have to wait at least until 2023 before it arrives.
The release date depends hugely on the availability of the main cast members and the implications of the pandemic. Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson are also working on a different film about Kate Warne, the first woman to become a detective at the Pinkerton Agency. Hence, it might be a while before they can start working on 'Jungle Cruise 2.'
The exact plot remains mostly under wraps as of this writing and might be so for a while. However, we expect the sequel to continue focusing on the trio that led the film to box office success. The first film follows riverboat captain Frank (Dwayne Johnson) as he takes British scientist (Emily Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a mission to find the Tree of Life. The magical tree possesses healing powers that can greatly help modern medicine.
Lily wants to unlock the healing properties of the flower she got from the first film. Hence, the sequel might see MacGuffin hunting her for her research. There are plenty of avenues that Disney can explore for the upcoming sequel, and the internet is full of theories and suggestions. But at the time being, the story for the sequel is most likely still getting forged.
So far, we have already confirmed the casting of Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson. The duo will reprise their respective roles as Dr. Lily Houghton and Frank the skipper.
Following the sequel announcement, Dwayne Johnson expressed his gratitude to fans through a heartwarming post on Instagram.
"Em & I raisin’ a glass to you in celebration of our official JUNGLE CRUISE SEQUEL👏🏾👏🏾 THANK YOU and your families around the world 🌎 for discovering and loving our film ~ in theaters and in your living rooms. And a HUGE MAHALO for making JUNGLE CRUISE cross that $100M mark at the US box office. JUNGLE CRUISE is only the 4th movie of 2021 to achieve that milestone. Not an easy accomplishment these days, so thank you guys so much 🙏🏾🍿 Let’s get this sequel on the road…. Jaume Collet-Serra back to direct. Michael Green back to write. And I get to tag along as Emily Blunt’s sidekick."
There is no official word yet if Jack Whitehall will also return as Lily's brother. However, the actor already tweeted his anticipation about the sequel, so he is likely coming back too.
If our predictions are right, the sequel will not release at least until 2023. That means the trailer won't be available at least a few months before that.
It's going to be a long wait but don't worry because we will keep track of future news about the project and keep you updated.
In the meantime, let's take a look back at the epic Jungle Cruise adventure through the first film's official trailer below.