Dwayne Johnson's Jungle Cruise Headed To Disney+ Premier Access
The film based on the Disney ride will be in theaters and the streaming service on July 30.
Disney has announced that its upcoming Jungle Cruise movie, based on the popular theme park attraction, will now release in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30. After a few delays due to the pandemic, the wait will finally be over for the movie, which was first announced and started development way back in 2004.
The July 30 release date had been revealed previously, and it was star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who delivered the news, via Instagram, that the film will also be available both in theaters and on the streaming service. In the post, Johnson writes: "It's a pleasure to say we're back in theaters and it's a pleasure to say we'll also come to you… The most important thing with our movie was to always take care of families around the world by giving you options to watch it."
According to the movie's official site, Jungle Cruise is set in the Amazon rainforest. Dr. Houghton (Emily Blunt) enlists the services of Frank (Johnson) to travel downriver on his boat, La Quila. Her goal is to find the Tree of Life, which legend says has mystical healing powers, and could revolutionize medical practice. Along the way, they run into obstacles both real (such as a competing German expedition and wild animals) and supernatural.
Blunt, who is slated to again co-star with Johnson in the upcoming superhero-couple movie Ball and Chain, recently made headlines by shooting down internet rumors she and husband John Krasinski will be cast in the Fantastic Four movie.
In order to watch Jungle Cruise, you'll need Disney+. The Disney+ costs is $8 a month or $80 a year. There is also the Disney bundle, which consists of Disney+ with Hulu (ad-supported) and ESPN+ for $14 a month or the same bundle, with an ad-free Hulu, for $20 a month. Jungle Cruise will be a part of Premier Access, which means you'll have to pay $30 extra to rent the movie when it comes out. However, there is no limit to how many times you can watch it, and you'll have access to it up until it arrives for all Disney+ subscribers, months after it hits Premier Access.
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