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Jungle Cruise 2 In The Works With The Rock And Emily Blunt Returning

Disney greenlights a sequel after the first film crosses $100 million in US theaters.


Disney's Jungle Cruise movie is getting a sequel, with stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt set to reprise their roles as Frank Wolff and Dr. Lily Houghton, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Writer Michael Green is also coming back to write the sequel, while director Jaume Collet-Serra is expected to return. Producers John Davis, John Fox, Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia are back as producers, with Scott Sheldon returning as executive producer.

Jungle Cruise made more than $187 million globally at the box office, including $100 million in the US alone--these are big, impressive numbers for a pandemic-era film. As such, it's not a big surprise that Disney is going ahead with a sequel. The movie also made $30 million through Disney+ with Premier Access over its first three days.

Another positive force for Jungle Cruise is its very impressive A- CinemaScore rating. The movie also has a 92% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. All of these factors likely contributed to Disney's decision to go ahead with a sequel, not to mention that The Rock and Emily Blunt are major Hollywood stars who are capable of selling movies consistently.

Like Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean movie series, Jungle Cruise is based on the Disney Parks ride of the same name. The ride at Disneyland recently reopened with changes themed around removing some racially insensitive sequences.

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