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Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt returning for 'Jungle Cruise' sequel

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 August 2021, 10:31 IST

Disney's hit film 'Jungle Cruise' is getting a sequel! Actors Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are set to return for the second installment to the adventure movie, based on the theme park ride.

As per Variety, Johnson and Blunt will be back for another adventure as the pun-obsessed riverboat captain Frank Wolff and the brave explorer Dr Lily Houghton, respectively. Director Jaume Collet-Serra is expected to return.

Executive producer Scott Sheldon and producers John Davis, John Fox, Beau Flynn, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are also expected to return for the upcoming sequel.

Michael Green, who co-wrote 'Jungle Cruise' with Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, will write the second installment.

'Jungle Cruise' had released on July 30, both in theatres and on Disney Plus Premier Access, for an additional price tag of USD 30. In its opening weekend, it took in USD 34.2 million in ticket sales from theatres and USD 30 million from Disney Plus, the company reported.

The film kept afloat at the box office, climbing its way to USD 100 million domestically after its fifth weekend. At the worldwide box office, its total is USD 187 million.

The movie, which was in development for more than 15 years before finally making its way to the screen, is based on the popular Disneyland attraction, where it was one of the original rides when the theme park opened in 1955.

'Jungle Cruise' follows Dr Lily Houghton (Blunt) as she travels down the Amazon in search of a powerful ancient tree with the help of a skipper named Frank Wolff (Johnson).


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First published: 31 August 2021, 10:31 IST