Disney is going full steam ahead on its Pirates of the Caribbean replacement.
THR has confirmed that Disney is working on a sequel to Jungle Cruise. The action-adventure film based on the theme park attraction of the same name opened in theaters earlier this year. It recently crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box office, a pretty big deal during these pandemic times.
Disney was obviously pleased with the box office and reception of the film because it is now moving forward on a sequel.
Co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are set to return as wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton, respectively, for the brand new adventure. Michael Green, who co-wrote the first film, and director Jaume Collet-Serra will also be returning.
I quite enjoyed the first Jungle Cruise film. I thought it did a good job replicating what made films like 1999’s The Mummy and the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy so much fun to watch.
Now what is it going to take to get Brendan Fraser in the sequel as the villain or a rival researcher? (or both?)
We’ll keep you posted on any developments on the sequel.
Have you seen Jungle Cruise? What did you think? Will you watch a sequel?