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Disney 'Jungle Cruise': Date, trailer, and how to watch Dwayne Johnson blockbuster

'Jungle Cruise' is based on the theme park ride that can be seen at four different locations around the world
Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson in 'Jungle Cruise' (Disney)
Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson in 'Jungle Cruise' (Disney)

Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey deep into the jungle as Disney is set to come out with the much-awaited ‘Jungle Cruise’ movie this summer. The movie faced a lot of obstacles in its way and has been in development for many years. However, after facing so many roadblocks, the movie is finally making its way to the theatres in July 2021.

The story follows the journey of a riverboat captain named Frank (Dwayne Johnson), who accompanies a British scientist Lulu Houghton (Emily Blunt), and her brother on a mission to find the Tree of True. If legends are considered to be true, the Tree of Life possesses incredible power which can be used to help to create medicines for life-threatening diseases. The trio navigates through the Amazon jungle in search of the tree and faces a lot of obstacles. However, they soon realize that they are not the only ones trying to find the Tree of Life and must do anything to find the tree before it falls into the hands of the wrong people.


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In reality,‘Jungle Cruise’ is an attraction located in Adventureland at four Disney theme parks worldwide: Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, and Hong Kong Disneyland. The ride was recently shut down due to the pandemic and will be open once again on July 16, a couple of weeks before the movie is out.

Here’s everything we know about the film.

Dwayne Johnson as Frank and Emily Blunt as Lily Houghton in 'Jungle Cruise' (Disney)

Air time and how to watch

‘Jungle Cruise’ will be releasing on Friday, July 30. It will be simultaneously released in theatres as well as on Disney+.Viewers can watch the movie in theatres and check the local listings. On the other hand, the film will be airing on Disney+ on July 30 at 3 am ET. People can download the Disney+ app from Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.  Disney+ is available for streaming via web browsers on PC and Mac and Android TV, Amazon devices such as Fire TV and Fire HD, Chromecast, Chromebook, Samsung smart TVs, LG webOS TVs, Vizio, Roku devices, Sky Q, Now TV devices, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Windows 10.


"Disney's ‘Jungle Cruise’, a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank's questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila - his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities - possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank, and their fate - and mankind's - hangs in the balance.”


The upcoming movie is filled with Hollywood A-listers. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be playing the role of the riverboat captain, Frank while Academy Award-nominated actress Emily Blunt will portray the character of Lily Houghton. On the other hand, Jack Whitehall will play Lily’s brother McGregor Houghton. It has already been announced that Whitehall's character in the movie would be openly gay.


Paul Giamatti (Nilo), Edgar Ramirez (Aguirre) and Jesse Plemons (Prince Joachim) will also be playing pivotal roles in the movie.


The movie is being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The Spanish filmmaker is known for making movies like ‘Orphan’, ‘Unknown’, ‘Non-Stop’, ‘The Shallows’ and ‘The Commuter’. He will also be helming the upcoming ‘Black Adam’ movie for DC and Warner Bros.

Director Jaume Collet-Serra attends the "The Commuter" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on January 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

John Davis, John Fox, Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Dany Garcia, and Beau Flynn are the producers, with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serving as executive producers. The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa.


The trailer is filled with exciting sequences and looks like the viewers are in for an epic ride. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt’s chemistry will surely be a treat to watch and from the trailers it seems, Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti will be amazing in their respective roles.

You can watch the trailer here.


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