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The Rock Explains Why Jungle Cruise Has Been Delayed a Full Year

April 7, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Jungle Cruise

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to Instagram to explain why his Jungle Cruise movie with Emily Blunt is being pushed out a full year. As reported on Saturday, the adventure film has been bumped from July 24th of this year to July 30th, 2021 and the Great One explained why in the video.

Johnson said that there were a lot of discussions between Disney and his Seven Bucks production shingle about when to have the film release, and that the decision was made to put it out a full year to ensure that the Disney theme parks — where the source for Jungle Cruise can be found — can be open for sure, and that everyone had an “emotional confidence” about the pandemic being resolved by the time the film is out. Johnson noted that there were a lot of conversations and that Disney has a hectic schedule, but he thanked them for being great partners.

The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra; it also stars Jack Whitehall, Edgar Ramirez, Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti. The synopsis is:

Join fan favorites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the adventure of a lifetime on Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.