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Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt to star in ‘Jungle Cruise’ sequel already in the works

If you loved the first Jungle Cruise movie, you’re in for a treat. The sequel to the film is already in the works, and Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson will reportedly reprise their roles of Lily Houghton and Frank, respectively.

Over the weekend, the film hit the $100 million benchmark, even though it only made $35 million on opening weekend, domestically.

In the last few weeks, Jungle Cruise has kept its momentum at the box office, despite the continued rise in COVID-19 cases due to the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus and the film’s availability on Disney+ Premier for fans who want to watch from home and not sit in the theater at this time.

It has seen some drops in revenue here and there, but those drops have not been as worrisome as drops for other films that have not done as well at this time. Disney has recently made a deal with Cruella star Emma Stone to star in a sequel to the 101 Dalmatians-inspired flick, even though Cruella didn’t do nearly as well as Jungle Cruise at the box office.

It seems only fair that Johnson and Blunt would be called upon to work together again on another Jungle Cruise film.

Shortly after opening weekend for the film, Johnson made mention on social media that he had plans to meet and discuss the possibility of a sequel for the film.

 

It has also been confirmed that Jaume Collet-Serra has also agreed to return as director of the sequel, and Michael Green will also be back as a script writer for the upcoming sequel.

Only four other films have hit the same benchmark as Jungle Cruise since the reopening of many theaters after the country’s initial wave of the pandemic: F9, A Quiet Place 2, Black Widowand Godzilla v. Kong.

 

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!