Disney's long-awaited Jungle Cruise movie will hit theaters on July 30, with a same-day release on Disney+ Premier Access. The movie, inspired by the popular Disney theme park attraction, stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, and is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.
Johnson announced the news on his Instagram this morning.
Disney is currently revamping its Jungle Cruise attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, though that's being done to remove racist caricatures rather than to introduce characters from the upcoming film. It's not yet known if the new movie will lean into the Society of Explorers and Adventurers metaverse that Disney is amplifying on its updated Jungle Cruise rides. The IMDB page for the movie lists no character named Alberta Falls, for example, though there remain several major characters without names.
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I am honestly surprised Pirates of the Caribbean wasn't immediately shut down and Jack Sparrow removed in an effort to 'cancel' him after losing his defamation lawsuit in the U.K.
Was looking forward to this, seen complaints of same day release but some markets still feeling effects of shutdowns, etc so Disney trying to boost the take a bit more with premium until things stabilize later in the year. Still, this looks goofy fun and looking forward to it.
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"Rather than to introduce characters from the film."
Man did they learn their lesson on that one, haha. They added Jack Sparrow to PotC and for years your final look at him would feature a plainly malfunctioning robot with crazy eyes. Now it just looks like the real world Johnny Depp.