After more than a decade in development, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt's 'Jungle Cruise' is finally coming to theaters.
Get ready to embark on an action-packed summer adventure deep into the jungle as Disney's 'Jungle Cruise' releases this summer.
'Jungle Cruise' has been in development for years now, but after facing plenty of setbacks, the film is finally ready to release next month.
The film sees Emily Blunt, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Jack Whitehall on a dangerous quest to find an all-healing tree in the depths of the Amazonian jungle.
'Jungle Cruise' is based on Walt Disney's theme park attraction of the same name. The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, with a screenplay from Michael Green, Glenn Ficarra, and John Requa.
Let us find out everything there is to know about 'Jungle Cruise,' including plot, cast, release dates, and more.
It has been a very long time coming, but 'Jungle Cruise' is finally releasing on July 30, 2021. It will be simultaneously released in theaters and through Disney+ with Premier Access.
We've heard about the film as early as 2006 when it was first announced that Disney is planning to develop a film loosely inspired by the theme park attraction of the same name.
In August 2015, it was announced that Walt Disney Pictures was redeveloping its film adaptation based on Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson.
The film faced numerous challenges, and not much has been done within the next years. In 2018, Emily Blunt was announced to star in the lead role alongside Johnson, and the cameras finally started rolling shortly after.
'Jungle Cruise' was initially set for an October 11, 2019 release but has been delayed numerous times due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
'Jungle Cruise' is set in the 20th century and follows a riverboat captain named Frank (Dwayne Johnson), who takes a British scientist (Emily Blunt) and her brother on a mission to find the Tree of Life. According to legends, the Tree of Life possesses incredible power which can be used to help modern medicine.
The trio travels deep into the Amazon jungle, facing various deadly elements such as wild animals, and so much more along the way. However, they are not the only ones who want to find the Tree of Life. They must race before a competing German expedition finds the tree and use its power for their selfish interest.
Dwayne Johnson stars as Frank Wolff, a cynical riverboat captain who eventually agrees to ferry Dr. Lily Houghton and her brother on the expedition.
Emily Blunt plays Dr. Lily Houghton, the eccentric scientist looking for the Tree of Life. Her optimism and determination will convince Frank to guide them on a journey along the Amazon river in search of the magical tree.
Jack Whitehall plays Lily's younger brother McGregor Houghton. In 2018, it was announced that Whitehall's character in the movie would be openly gay.
The casting of Jack Whitehall received backlash from people who criticized Disney for having a heterosexual actor portray Disney's first openly gay character.
Édgar Ramírez stars as Aguirre, a mercenary hired to guide a rival expedition for the Tree.
Jesse Plemons plays Prince Joachim, a nefarious and selfish German aristocrat who finances and leads a military expedition to claim the Tree of Life for himself.
The rest of the cast members include:
Paul Giamatti as Nilo,
Andy Nyman as Sir James Hobbs-Coddington
Quim Gutiérrez as Melchor
Dani Rovira as Sancho
Veronica Falcón as Trader Sam
Simone Lockhart as Anna
Disney has already provided us with plenty of trailers in the last few years to constantly feed our hype for the film.
You can check them out below. Save the date, 'Jungle Cruise' will release on July 30, 2021.