Actor Dwayne Johnson might not be returning to one of his memorable roles with Disney.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is best known for his start as a professional wrestler and for WWE championship days. After Dwayne Johnson stepped away from wrestling, he joined the Hollywood scene, starring in films like The Mummy Returns (2001), which led him to the following film, The Scorpion King (2002).
Dwayne Johnson’s fame led him to work with Disney in several family-friendly films like The Game Plan (2007) and Race to Witch Mountain (2009), The Tooth Fairy (2010). His most recent and popular family film is none other than Moana(2016) where Johnson voices the demigod Maui. Disney is also in the process of making a live-action Moana, which will feature Dwayne Johnson.
While Dwayne Johnson is famous for family films, he also has a need for speed. Johnson made a cameo as Luke Hobbs in the latest Fast & Furious. There have been rumors about him reprising the Scorpion King role in a new chapter of The Mummy franchise.
Dwayne Johnson continues to amaze fans with his different roles. Dwayne Johnson is an action star, and one of his most popular action films is Jungle Cruise—Johnson’s portrayal of Frank Wolff, a riverboat skipper with a mysterious past. Dwayne Johnson has worked with several different stars, such as John Cena, Emily Blunt, Kevin Hart, Jason Statham, Samuel L. Jackson, and many more stars.
Sadly, Jungle Cruise fell short of the box office by only grossing $221 million while needing over $500 million to break even. Disney initially announced a sequel shortly after its release. However, since that initial announcement, Disney has fallen silent on the project. And fans are wondering what happened to Jungle Cruise 2?
Disney has not officially canceled Jungle Cruise 2, but reports suggest that Disney may reconsider the film, especially in the immediate future, as writers potentially return to the studios and other delayed projects resume production due to the strikes happening in Hollywood.
Jungle Cruise fans might be hoping that a sequel will still happen, but we do have good news on another front. Guests can head to Disney World or Disneyland to enjoy the Jungle Cruise attraction. Disney World describes Jungle Cruise as guests can embark on a river cruise where dangerous beasts and dry wit abound. Board a canopied tramp steamer piloted by your trusty skipper, who will expertly navigate you through some of the world’s most treacherous waters.
Steam past lush foliage, butterflies, and waterfalls on the Amazon in South America. Glimpse is an abandoned camp overrun by curious gorillas on the shores of the African Congo.
Watch for angry hippos, hungry lions, and “sleeping” zebras along the Nile, and be on the lookout for a missing Jungle Cruise vessel and its helpless passengers. As the cruise continues down the Mekong River, you just might learn that the jungle always gets the last laugh. It’s a 10-minute, 10,000-mile journey that you won’t soon forget!
As Dwayne Johnson continues to work during the Hollywood Strikes, more films may be postponed due to Disney may not begin production until 2024.
Are you still hoping that Jungle Cruise 2 will happen?