'Jungle Cruise' sequel in the works at Disney with Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt
Photo credit Photo credit Frank Masi/Disney Enterprises
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Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are ready to cruise down the Amazon once again.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is getting a sequel.

The adventure-film crossed the $100 million threshold at the domestic box office over the weekend.

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Johnson and Blunt are both set to reprise their roles. Johnson stars as a wisecracking skipper named Frank Wolff who takes researcher Dr. Lily Houghton (played by Blunt) on a ride down the Amazon in a riverboat.

The film debuted on July 30 bringing in more than $35 million at the domestic box office.

It was also available on Disney+ with Premier Access and drew in over $30 million in the first three days, per the outlet.

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The film has brought in $187 million worldwide, which is an impressive feat amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnson confirmed news of the sequel on social media writing: “ALL ABOARD. Mahalo to our buddy @Borys_Kit for breaking the big Jungle Cruise sequel news!!! This is going to be FUN!”

He added: “Oh and cheers to Jungle Cruise just crossing $100M at the domestic box office.”

The outlet notes that director Jaume Collet-Serra and the film’s producing team of John Davis, John Fox, Beau Flynn, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia will return for the sequel, along with executive producer Scott Sheldon.

Back in July, Blunt, 38, told Access that filming a romantic scene with Johnson, 49, was a tricky one.

“I literally had to turn to Jaume [Collet-Serra], the director, and said, ‘how many of these do you need? Can we get it in one?’ I had to get drunk for it,” the Brit joked.

Johnson parried back, teasing that he “had to get high for it! How about that?”

The playful bickering continued, with Johnson telling Blunt “everyone is funnier than you” and Blunt saying that Johnson “was in such bad shape” for filming, with the notoriously muscular actor adding “I let myself go, I didn’t care,” with a laugh.

The film, which was in development for more than 15 years, is based on the ride in the Adventureland section of Disneyland. It was one of the original rides when the theme park opened in 1955 and was overseen by Walt Disney himself.

Earlier this month, Disneyland revealed an update to the theme park’s popular attraction that removes racially insensitive depictions of Indigenous people and adds a brand new story to its Jungle Cruise adventure.

The changes to the Jungle Cruise in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Florida, were being instituted to "reflect and value the diversity of the world around us,” Disney said earlier this year, according to USA Today.

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