The Rock Talks Jungle Cruise Delay Until 2021
Although he was once a master of mayhem in the football field and wrestling’s squared circle, Dwayne Johnson — a.k.a. The Rock — is a pretty reasonable guy.
And, apparently, he’s a pretty good businessman (or actor) and human being.
Late last week, The Rock gave an update on Instagram saying he agreed with the shift in the release date for Jungle Cruise. Because of the coronavirus crisis, Mr. Johnson, Emily Blunt, and the rest of the crew will arrive on screens on July 30, 2021.
The Rock on Jungle Cruise
“Sharing a biz update in the world of entertainment and movies,” he wrote on Instagram. “Our @disneystudios JUNGLE CRUISE is officially pushed by one year to be released JULY 30, 2021.”
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Our @disneystudios JUNGLE CRUISE is officially pushed by one year to be released JULY 30, 2021. I feel great and bullish about this date as it gives us time for Disney to be fully operational in all their businesses – theme parks, hotels, cruise ships, but more importantly, it gives the world time to bounce back to living confidently, productively and joyously once again. Thank you, Disney leadership team. And thank you to all the fans worldwide. The movie will be worth the wait. Stay healthy, my friends. D @sevenbucksprod @flynnpictureco #junglecruise #summer 2021
“I feel great and bullish about this date as it gives us time for Disney to be fully operational in all their businesses – theme parks, hotels, cruise ships, but more importantly, it gives the world time to bounce back to living confidently, productively and joyously once again.
“Thank you, Disney leadership team.
“And thank you to all the fans worldwide,” he added. “The movie will be worth the wait.”
Worth The Wait
Well, it better be. The film was first announced in 2006!
But the film, which was set to bow this year, was delayed by Disney on Friday, April 3.
Following the delay in March of several upcoming releases, Disney on Friday announced further changes to its theatrical release schedule as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend Hollywood.
The $200 million-plus live-action “Mulan,” previously scheduled for release on March 27, is now set to be released on July 24, moving Dwayne Johnson’s “Jungle Cruise” off that date and back a full year to July 30, 2021…
Even if a doomsday scenario for movie theaters is avoided and they are able to reopen by July, the studio’s plan to move their biggest films of the year from the summer shows how studios may be hesitant to get right back to sending big-budget blockbusters into theaters.
Here’s hoping that we all get to see the film next summer. I posted about Jungle Cruise last summer one-year prior to its release date in 2020.
I wrote this LAST summer. And now, necessarily, we're waiting until next summer.
We’re Not In Denial: We’re Just Ready For Jungle Cruise! https://t.co/dN1OJpFemc
— John Bishop (@jmbishopjr) April 6, 2020