Producer of Jungle Cruise Beau Flynn is convinced that Jungle Cruise 2 will be great given the support of actors Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. The film is based on Disneyland’s opening attraction The Jungle Cruise and follows a series of successful ride-to-movie films pirates of the caribbean and The haunted house. The film fared better than many expected, grossing $221 million at the box office after its early Disney+ release. Part of Jungle Cruises draw was the popularity of the Disney ride and big names like Johnson and Blunt starred in it.
Debut with mixed to positive reviews from critics and modest box office and Disney+ numbers, talks about a Jungle Cruise 2 have been on the move since the opening weekend of the original film, with Johnson teasing that he was in talks with Disney for a sequel to the film. Development was confirmed in August 2021, with Johnson and Blunt in talks to reprise their roles for the film, while Jaume Collet-Serra was also expected to be back in the director’s chair for the follow-up. With over a year passed since it was confirmed in the making, one of the producers behind Jungle Cruise 2 has opened up about the development of the sequel.
In a Collider interview, producer Beau Flynn seems confident Jungle Cruise 2s good luck. He thinks Johnson and Blunt had great chemistry in the first movie, which added to the support the first movie got and the sure support that a sequel will bring. Since audiences could only scratch the surface of these complex characters, Flynn believes there is more to discover. See Flynn’s full statement below:
On ‘Jungle Cruise 2’ it’s clearly something we really want, I think more important than what Hiram and I want, I think Dwayne and Emily created such an incredible bond. Their chemistry is extraordinary in the first movie and I know now that they know these characters so intimately. I know they have big ideas about where to take that universe and that world.
What could be the story of Jungle Cruise 2
Jungle Cruise could follow in the footsteps of Pirates in the Caribbean in developing a huge movie franchise. It’s very possible that when the sequel is released it will be another solo adventure for Frank and Lily in which they travel the Amazon to find another ancient treasure. In addition, the story could build on the world and open up the possibility for more sequels, possibly even creating an overarching story through many movies. As with any other Disney ride-to-film movie, the movie would add a lot more to the story of the ride itself and could even change the ride over time if its popularity continues to grow.
Jungle Cruise was a highly rated film by viewers, so it wasn’t surprising that a sequel had already been announced, given the fan base surrounding both the film and the ride. Jungle Cruise 2 will not be an overlooked film and will most likely drive a lot of people to the theaters, possibly more than its predecessor, as it comes years after the pandemic release of the original. Because Blunt and Johnson had such great chemistry in Jungle Cruisetheir performance in Jungle Cruise 2 must live up to the one they gave in the first movie, which can now be streamed on Disney+.
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