Jungle Cruise proved to be a hit for Disney and now more action and hijinx featuring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt is on the way.
As the original just crossed $100 million at the box office domestically, Disney has committed to a sequel according to THR. Both Johnson and Blunt are expected to reprise their roles in Jungle Cruise 2 as Frank Wolff and Dr. Lily Houghton. Judging by their chemistry and a desire to keep working together, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
The script will be handled by Michael Green, who co-wrote the original film. Director Jaume Collet-Serra is also expected to return to helm Jungle Cruise 2, while Scott Sheldon will serve as executive producer. Producers will be John Davis, John Fox, Beau Flynn, Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia
In ComingSoon’s review, it was noted that Jungle Cruise “makes the most of its star-studded cast and never drags. The chemistry between Blunt and Johnson makes the smallest of interactions enjoyable to take in and helps the larger story beats leave their mark on viewers. With it establishing a winning formula, this could easily be the start of a new franchise for Disney.”