Per a new report by the Hollywood Reporter, Disney has pushed back the release date for several movies, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s next movie “Jungle Cruise” due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
The film, which had been scheduled to be released in theaters on July 24 of this year is now scheduled to be released July 30, 2021.
“Jungle Cruise” is based on a Disney theme park ride set during the early 20th century.
Johnson plays a riverboat captain named Frank who takes a scientist and her brother on a mission into a jungle to find the Tree of Life which is believed to possess healing powers. While in the jungle, the trio must fight against dangerous wild animals with supernatural element.
“Jungle Cruise” also stars Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.
Johnson took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the movie being pushed back to the summer of 2021, which you can check out below:
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Our @disneystudios JUNGLE CRUISE is officially pushed by one year to be released JULY 30, 2021. I feel great and bullish about this date as it gives us time for Disney to be fully operational in all their businesses – theme parks, hotels, cruise ships, but more importantly, it gives the world time to bounce back to living confidently, productively and joyously once again. Thank you, Disney leadership team. And thank you to all the fans worldwide. The movie will be worth the wait. Stay healthy, my friends. D @sevenbucksprod @flynnpictureco #junglecruise #summer 2021