Disney Changes Opening Date For Jungle Cruise Movie Starring Dwayne Johnson

Disney recently announced a few changes for it’s movie release calendar. Jungle Cruise was originally set to hit theaters October 4, 2019. It has been pushed back by one week.  This live action film based on the popular theme park ride will now be released on October 11th next year. Jungle Cruise will star Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt and Jesse Plemons.

The movie is currently in the filming stages with Jaume Collet-Serra directing. Collet-Serra also directed The Shallows, Unknown and Orphan. The hope for the film is a success similar to that of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Disney was able to turn a ride into a film that shattered box office records. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride and the Jungle Cruise ride can both be found at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World resort (along with some of the overseas parks).

Dwayne Johnson took to his Instagram back in 2015 to express his excitement over landing the role in the film.

Pumped to kick off the writing for our Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE. Great meeting w/ our writers Requa & Ficarra who last wrote and directed FOCUS w/ Will Smith and BAD SANTA w/ Billy Bob Thornton. Our goal is to push the envelope in a smart, edgy, epically fun way. Johnny Depp raised the bar with PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.. now it’s our turn at bat to take an iconic Disney attraction and hopefully turn it into something dope and cool. I’ll keep y’all posted along the way. Here we go… #BigAdventureAwaits #ItsAPeriodMovie #DamnRightIWillStillBeHandsomeInThe1920s #JungleCruise

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Mark your calendars! Jungle Cruise hits theaters on October 11, 2019.

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