Disney Announces Production Has Begun for Live-Action “Jungle Cruise” Film

This morning Disney announced via Twitter that production has officially begun on Jungle Cruise. The new film based on the classic attraction stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson.

What’s happening:

  • Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson filmed a fun little promotional video letting fans know that, yes they have started filming the upcoming live-action Jungle Cruise movie.
  • Blunt and Johnson appear in their cruising attire and seem to be very excited to be part of this project. Check out their video:


More Jungle Cruise:

  • The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and is scheduled to debut on October 11, 2019.
  • Casting and production announcements started in summer 2017 with the most recent addition being Quim Gutiérrez.
    • Dwayne Johnson
    • Emily Blunt
    • Jesse Plemons
    • Jack Whitehall
    • Edgar Ramírez
    • Quim Gutiérrez

ICYMI—Other Disney Live-action news:

  • Anxious to see Emily Blunt in a Disney role? The British actress will appear as the “practically perfect in every way” Mary Poppins in December’s Mary Poppins Returns.
  • Disney recently announced an updated list of their live-action films and release dates. The most notable change is that Indiana Jones 5 has been pushed back an entire year and has been given a 2021 release date.
  • Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are back for Maleficent II. The sequel to the 2014 movie is currently in production at the Pinewood Studios in London.
  • A live-action adaptation of Mulan is in pre-production. The movie stars Liu Yifei (Crystal Liu), Jet Li, Gong Li with Niki Caro set to direct. The film is expected to premiere in 2020.