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Having once been scheduled to come out in fall 2019, Jungle Cruise, Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt’s first movie together, was finally released to the public at the end of July. Along with still playing in theaters, the Disney flick is also on Disney+’s Premier Access tier for $29.99, but for those of you who either aren’t subscribed to the Mouse House’s streaming service or don’t want to shell out that kind of money, you’re in luck! You’ll soon have other options for watching Jungle Cruise from the comfort of your own home.
Disney announced today that Jungle Cruise will arrive on “all major digital platforms” starting August 31, i.e. in a little over two weeks. Those of you who prefer physical media for movie-watching will be able to procure Jungle Cruise on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 16. The extras attached to the home release include five featurettes (including Expedition Mode, which provides fun facts, Easter eggs and trivia while watching the movie), outtakes and 11 deleted scenes.
This news comes after Jungle Cruise has finished its third weekend in theaters, with the movie having made over $154 million worldwide so far. It’s unclear how Jungle Cruise performed on Disney+ Premier Access (use this link to sign up for the streaming service if you’re not already subscribed), but it’s the fifth movie to be released on that tier, following Mulan, Raya and the Last Dragon, Cruella and Black Widow. While Disney CEO Bob Chapek hasn’t ruled out future Premier Access titles, it looks like Jungle Cruise will be the last movie to be put there for the foreseeable future, with the next Disney release on deck, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, playing exclusively in theaters for 45 days.
Based off the same-named attraction that’s been part of Disneyland since it opened in 1955, the World War I-set Jungle Cruise follows Dwayne Johnson’s Captain Frank Wolff and Emily Blunt’s Dr. Lily Houghton, the latter of whom hires the former to take her and her brother, Jack Whitehall’s MacGregor Houghton, on an expedition to find the Tree of Life. The movie’s cast also includes Jesse Plemons, Édgar Ramírez and Paul Giamatti, among others. The Commuter’s Jaume Collet-Serra directed the feature off of a script penned by Michael Green, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
Similar to how Ryan Reynolds revealed over the weekend that Disney wants to make Free Guy 2, Dwayne Johnson said at the beginning of August that he would be meeting with the Mouse House about a potential Jungle Cruise sequel. Naturally we’ll let you know if such a project gets greenlit, but there’s certainly no shortage of ideas Jungle Cruise 2 could explore. Maybe Disney is waiting to see how the first movie performs when it’s more widely available on home media before deciding one way or another on a sequel.
As for Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, Johnson will next appear alongside Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot in Netflix’s Red Notice and also re-teamed with Jaume Collet-Serra for next summer’s Black Adam. Meanwhile, Blunt is currently shooting the Amazon series The English and also recently signed onto a movie about Kate Warne, the first woman to join the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Keep track of movies arriving in the near future with our 2021 release schedule and 2022 release schedule.
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