New trailer for Disney's Jungle Cruise movie drops

October 11, 2019, 10:12 AM · The Walt Disney Company today released the trailer for its latest theme park-inspired film franchise, Jungle Cruise.

Starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, Jungle Cruise brings the classic Disney theme park attraction to theaters with a story about a mythical tree in the Amazon with healing power. Blunt's character wants to find it, so she hires Johnson's river cruise boat to get there.

The trailer includes several gags from the ride, including the infamous "back side of water" joke. But fan service for theme park visitors appears to be just part of what looks like an action/adventure/comedy.

Jaume Collet-Serra [The Commuter] directs. Jungle Cruise opens in theaters on July 24, 2020.

Replies (8)

October 11, 2019 at 10:42 AM

So this is a African Queen remake and expecting a Disney announcement of a animatronic of the Rock in 3,2,1....

October 11, 2019 at 10:47 AM

Dwayne Johnson in the jungle again! Looks fun! I am actually all for an update on the ride, as the original is a must-do, but still falls behind some of the other classics. Updated animatronics and other additions would be a fun way to spruce it up. As long as the movie doesn't end up like the terrifying Country Bears, we should be okay.

PS- I'm still waiting for the long announced Guillermo Del Toro version of Haunted Mansion- that property is so rich and the current film we have is nowhere near its potential.

October 11, 2019 at 11:10 AM

Wish they hadn't introduced the supernatural element to this... haven't we seen that enough with the Pirate movies at this point? but otherwise looks like a fun popcorn flick that I'll end up seeing.

October 11, 2019 at 11:36 AM

I'm surprised that it actually looks like a lot of fun. You can't deny the charm of the two leads. Anyway, and I say this with no sarcasm, please oh please let this be the start of a Society of Explorers and Adventurers interconnected cinematic universe!

October 11, 2019 at 12:10 PM

A SEA CU? *faints*

October 11, 2019 at 2:13 PM

I love the idea of Johnson faking these "river dangers" for the tourists then pulled into a real wilder adventure, I'm always a sucker for that plot. It really reminds me of the 1999 "Mummy" movie with Blunt looking great. This really does look like pure fun and a nice homage to the ride.

October 11, 2019 at 3:58 PM

@Robert, imagine a stinger at the end of Jungle Cruise where Emily Blunt's character gets a telegram from Jason Chandler saying he needs some help with some strange goings-on at a gold mine way out west. Or maybe she gets home and while she was away, she's received an invite to the grand opening of Hotel Hightower...

October 12, 2019 at 12:45 PM

What bothers me is the smug self assurance of the main actors. The quality of humility is lost on today's me generation.

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