‘Jungle Cruise 2’ Greenlit: Favorite Duo Set to Return for Another Epic Adventure
Disney has a tradition of turning its theme park rides into movies, and their latest film, “Jungle Cruise,” follows the trend. It features Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, and Jack Whitehall as adventurers who embark on a journey into the Amazon jungle to locate a mythical tree with healing powers. However, they encounter villains who seek the tree’s petals and are willing to use supernatural forces to achieve their goals.
“Jungle Cruise” was indeed released in July 2021 and performed well at the box office, exceeding $210 million in global earnings. Given the success of the first film, it comes as no surprise that Disney has decided to proceed with a sequel. More details about the sequel are yet to be revealed.
Is The Sequel to Jungle Cruise Confirmed?
Jungle Cruise 2 has been confirmed and is currently being made. The same director, Jaime Collet-Serra, who directed the first movie, is also directing the sequel. Michael Green, who wrote the script for the first movie, is back to write the script for the sequel. However, it will take some time before Jungle Cruise 2 is released in theaters. We don’t have specific information about the release date, cast, or other details at this time.
Jungle Cruise 2 Release Date
Although a sequel to Jungle Cruise has been confirmed, an official release date has not been announced yet. Typically, big-budget films like this take a couple of years to produce. Since the sequel is still in the early stages of development, it is likely that we will have to wait until 2023 or later for its release.
The release date of Jungle Cruise 2 is uncertain and heavily influenced by factors such as the availability of the main cast and the ongoing pandemic. Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson are also involved in another film project about Kate Warne, which could potentially delay their involvement in Jungle Cruise 2. As a result, it might take some time before they can begin working on the sequel.
The cast of Jungle Cruise 2
Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson have been confirmed to return for Jungle Cruise 2, reprising their roles as Dr. Lily Houghton and Frank the skipper. However, it is currently unknown if Jack Whitehall, who portrayed MacGregor, will also be returning. The decision will depend on the director and scriptwriter, as MacGregor’s character is important in developing the story.
While no additional casting announcements have been made for Jungle Cruise 2, there is potential for Édgar Ramírez to return as the character Aguirre, the ghostly serpentine villain. Aguirre’s backstory with Frank was briefly explored in the first film, and their relationship seemed to suggest unresolved issues between them. Bringing back Ramírez’s character could provide further development and exploration of their dynamic in the sequel.
What Is The Plot
While the plot details of “Jungle Cruise 2” remain undisclosed at this time, it is likely that the sequel will continue to follow the trio of characters that drove the success of the first film. In the original movie, riverboat captain Frank, British scientist Lily, and her brother MacGregor embark on a mission to locate the legendary Tree of Life, known for its extraordinary healing properties. The sequel is expected to build upon their adventures and potentially explore new aspects of their journey.
Indeed, the storyline for the “Jungle Cruise” sequel is still being developed, and there are various possibilities for where the narrative could go. One potential direction is that Lily’s desire to unlock the healing properties of the flower she obtained in the first film may attract the attention of individuals seeking to obtain the flower for their own purposes. This could lead to a MacGuffin-style hunt where different parties compete to acquire the valuable research. While fan theories and suggestions abound on the internet, the actual plot for the sequel is yet to be finalized.
Jungle Cruise 2 producer Hiram Garcia hinted that Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt’s characters will have exciting and entertaining stories in the sequel.