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Release of The Rock's 'Jungle Cruise' movie delayed until 2021


The release of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's next movie has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Disney announced several changes to their release schedule today, including Johnson's "Jungle Cruise" being pushed back to July 30, 2021. The movie had been scheduled to debut in theaters on July 24 of this year.

Johnson wrote about the delay: "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"

"Jungle Cruise" is based on a Disney theme park ride. Here's the description for the movie: "Set during the early 20th century, a riverboat captain named Frank 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. All the while, the trio must fight against dangerous wild animals and a competing German expedition."

"Jungle Cruise" stars Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. It was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Trailers for the movie had been released last October and this March.