One of the biggest surprise film releases of the year so far is Jaume Collet-Serra‘s Jungle Cruise, starring Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. The film followed Frank (Johnson) and Lily (Blunt), two adventures who go on a daring mission through the Amazon Jungle in search of the Lágrimas de Cristal Tree, whose flowers cure illness, heal injuries, and lift curses.
The film managed to bring in a total of $187 million at the box office which is certainly no small feat, especially considering the fact it was released during the COVID-19 pandemic. What makes its earnings even more impressive is that it was a simultaneous Disney+ and theatre release, which has proven to have mixed results for a lot of films.
But it seems as though we will be going on at least one more adventure with Lily and Frank, as Disney has allegedly started early development on a Jungle Cruise sequel according to Hollywood Reporter. The report also confirms that Johnson and Blunt will be reprising their respective roles.
Because the film is so early in development, not much else is known about the upcoming project. However, Serra is expected to return as director as well as producers John Davis, John Fox, Beau Flynn, Johnson, and Dany and Hiram Garcia. Scott Sheldon returns as executive producer.
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