Jungle Cruise cast

Jungle Cruise, the latest Disney theme park attraction to get the big screen treatment, just added a new passenger: Emily Blunt. Blunt will co-star alongside Dwayne Johnson in the upcoming film helmed by Orphan and The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra.

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jungle cruise pirates of the caribbean

From the moment Disney announced that the studio was making a Jungle Cruise movie based on their classic theme park ride, we knew the comparisons between this film and Pirates of the Caribbean – the most successful Disney movie based on a popular ride – would be inevitable. Now yet another person involved with the new Dwayne Johnson film has drawn that same comparison, along with divulging a tiny bit of info about the film’s approach we hadn’t heard before.
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Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows, Non-Stop, Orphan) has signed on to direct Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s Jungle Cruise. Taking on the movie adaptation of Disneyland’s classic theme park ride means that Collet-Serra must withdraw himself from possible directing duties on Suicide Squad 2. Jaume was the top choice for the Warner Bros’ superhero sequel, and with his departure from the running, this now puts the DC team back to the drawing board. Learn more about where this leaves Warner Bros and find out more about the Jungle Cruise director below.

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Wonder Woman

Dwayne Johnson starts shooting Jungle Cruise spring of next year. Who’s someone the wildly charismatic actor wouldn’t mind behind the camera on the Disney project? Wonder Woman helmer Patty Jenkins. Speaking of the DCEU, Robert Zemeckis has had a meeting or two about Barry Allen (Ezra Miller).

Below, Dwayne Johnson talks about a potential Jungle Cruise director in his eyes and we talk about a rumor surrounding The Flash, a project that’s already lost two directors.

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Jungle Cruise Movie

Last week, we learned that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be officially starring in a film adaptation of the classic Disneyland ride Jungle Cruise. Now that the movie is greenlit, The Rock surprised park guests at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park by taking over the skipper duties of the Jungle Cruise attraction. And yes, of course there’s a photo and a fun story from the man himself.
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jungle cruise movie

Years ago, the Jungle Cruise movie was a Tim Allen and Tom Hanks project. A lot has changed since then, but Disney’s big screen adaptation of its beloved theme park ride is finally looking to leave port. As previously reported, the film will star Dwayne Johnson, who has somehow found time in his increasingly busy schedule to officially sign on the dotted line and confirm his involvement.

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Jungle Cruise Movie Will Be Set In The 1920’s

Jungle Cruise Movie

A couple week ago it was revealed that Dwayne Johnson would be starring in Jungle Cruise, based on Disneyland’s classic boat ride. The Rock has now revealed that the movie will be a period piece taking place during the 1920’s.

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Jungle Cruise movie

Dwayne Johnson isn’t just doing a voice for one of the main characters in the Disney Animation film Moana; he said at D23 that one of his main career goals was to work in Disney movies, and now he’s making the bounce to live action. The Rock is also going to star in the latest ride-to-movie project Jungle Cruise.

The film, based on a ride that was in place when Disneyland first opened its doors in 1955, has been in development for a few years, but bringing The Rock on board indicates some new energy for the old idea. Read More »

D23 Expo 2015 Prints

D23 Expo 2015 kicks off on Friday in Anaheim, California, and pop culture screen print collectors should take note as the convention will see a ton of new officially licensed screen print releases from top artists like Mark Englert, JC Richard, Dave Perillo, Joe Dunn and more. We’ve covered some of the prints already on the site, but so many new prints have been posted since, I thought it was time for a good round up of what is available and where. Hit the jump to see the D23 Expo 2015 print releases.

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Gusteaus Ratatoille Ride

Lots of updates and videos on new rides in this latest edition of Theme Park Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • Watch video of James Franco riding the new Despicable Me ride…
  • …and you can too with a new ride video.
  • Star Wars won’t replace Finding Nemo at Disneyland.
  • A CGI ride video of Disney’s latest, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, is out.
  • Updated Jungle Cruise ride is coming to Tokyo Disneyland.
  • New photos from the construction of the Disneyland Paris Ratatouille Ride.
  • Disney parks accused of discriminating against Autistic children.
  • Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is now in Disney parks, at Tokyo Disneyland.

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