In what looks to be the future of most Disney releases, Disney’s Jungle Cruise, which stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, will debut in theaters and Disney+ Premier on July 30, 2021. Dwayne Johnson confirmed the news on his Instagram page.
Deadline reported that Disney presented the team behind the film with various options for releasing the movie based on the Disney theme park attraction. The ultimate decision to go with the theater and streaming release hybrid came down to the continued closure of offshore markets such as Europe and Brazil due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jungle Cruise is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and is set during the early 20th century.
In the film,
“a riverboat captain named Frank (Johnson) takes a scientist (Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a mission into a jungle to find the Tree of Life which is believed to possess healing powers. All the while the trio must fight against dangerous wild animals and a competing German expedition”