What’s the Jungle Cruise 2 release date? Hold onto your hats and prepare for rough waters, because a sequel is on the way for the movie based on one of our favorite Disney rides.
Jungle Cruise, released in 2021, saw the star power of both Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt combine to bring to life the iconic Disney park ride in an aim to create one of the best adventure movies around. While it didn’t quite live up to the hype for some audiences, it certainly provided a little escapism during some dark times, and more of that is always welcome.
In the world of Barbie and the Haunted Mansion, it seems there are a slate of new movies coming out that take on classic commercial IPs, and Jungle Cruise 2 is set to be no different. So, is the sequel on course to be one of the best Disney movies to come, or will it sink before it swims? Let’s find out with everything you need to know about the Jungle Cruise 2 release date.
Jungle Cruise 2 release date speculation
A sequel for Jungle Cruise was confirmed in 2021, and although there’s no official release date yet, we think it’ll land sometime in 2025.
It was confirmed in August 2021 that we would be getting a sequel to the family movie. The original spent around 15 years in development, and was then delayed a year during the pandemic. All in all, we’re thinking a follow-up won’t take as much time.
Who’s in the Jungle Cruise 2 cast?
When the sequel was confirmed in 2021, it was also announced that Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson would be reprising their roles as Lily and Frank.
This makes sense, since while the majority of reviews for Jungle Cruise were middling, there was plenty of praise for the chemistry between the two leads. Without them, the comedy movie might not have been as successful. Plus, considering the star power that both Johnson and Blunt have nowadays, it would be a questionable move to leave them out.
So far, Blunt and Johnson are the only two cast members confirmed. There’s no word on Jack Whitehall returning as Lily’s brother, MacGregor, but he did express excitement for the sequel in a tweet, so we’re guessing that this may be a good sign.
Here’s the expected Jungle Cruise 2 cast list:
- Dwayne Johnson as Frank Wolff
- Emily Blunt as Lily Houghton
- Jack Whitehall as MacGregor Houghton
What’s Jungle Cruise 2 about?
We expect Jungle Cruise 2 to kick-start a new adventure for Lily and Frank, and will probably see them travel to a distant land to uncover some more ancient artifacts.
The end of Jungle Cruise saw Lily and Frank together in London, where she was made a professor at the University of Cambridge and teaching Frank how to drive a car. If we had to guess, we would think that Lily and Frank will be hired to uncover some ancient treasure for a third party.
Producer Hiram Garcia has dropped hints about what might be down the line for Frank and Lily, and it sounds like it involves traveling around the world, along with some supernatural mysteries to be solved.
“We’re talking about a lot of big, fun concepts that take us to different places in the world,” Garcia said [via Screen Rant]. “Who knows what mysteries and supernatural things these guys are going to encounter? I can’t give anything away, but I can tell you we are bringing the whole team back.”
From the sounds of things, we wouldn’t be surprised if archaeological relics or legends are indeed on the cards!
Is there a Jungle Cruise 2 trailer?
Since the movie hasn’t commenced production yet, there’s no trailer for Jungle Cruise 2, and we don’t expect one to arrive until 2024.
There’s still a lot of work to be done on the whole project, so understandably, there’s nothing to show just yet. That said, we know you’re dying for some more theme park ride fun, so why not remind yourself of the wacky adventures from the original with the below clip?
In the meantime, we’ll be sure and keep you up to date on any production news and teasers or trailers.
Where can I watch Jungle Cruise 2?
While nothing’s been confirmed, it’s likely that Jungle Cruise 2 will start out with a theatrical only release.
While the original movie had a day-and-date release (AKA: it was released in theaters and on Disney Plus at the same time), we have to consider that this was during the pandemic. Releasing solely in theaters wasn’t really a viable option.
With the 2023 summer box office has been skyrocketing thanks to the likes of Barbie and Oppenheimer, we think that come 2024/2025, Disney would be more willing to bank on a theatrical only release at first. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Disney movie without it landing on the streaming service, so we’d expect to see it there a few months after the fact.
That’s everything we know about Jungle Cruise 2 so far. Making movies based on commercial products is all the rage at the moment. Why not see what we thought about the other Disney ride-based movie with our Haunted Mansion review? Or perhaps, see if life in plastic is actually fantastic with our Barbie review? Plus, see what’s to come with our guides to the Wonka release date and Wish release date.
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