How Dwayne Johnson Wooed Emily Blunt for ‘Jungle Cruise’ — and Why She Ghosted Him


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New Jungle Cruise Featurette Highlights Its Cast Camaraderie 21 July, 2021 - 11:11am

Jungle Cruise is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) from a screenplay written by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, based on a story by Michael Green, Ficarra and Requa. It is being produced by Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions banner along with Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Baywatch) of Flynn Picture Co. John Davis, and John Fox of Davis Entertainment. 

Dwayne Johnson Goes All In On Delivering Jungle Cruise’s Classic Disneyland Puns In A+ New Video

CinemaBlend 20 July, 2021 - 12:42pm

We know that Disney's upcoming Jungle Cruise movie is more "inspired by" the Disneyland and Walt Disney World attraction than it is "based on." Until very recently, the popular theme park ride didn't even have a cohesive storyline so the plot of the new movie will be something more or less entirely original. Having said that, we fully expect that many different elements from the attraction will be incorporated into the plot, or at the very least referenced, and one of the most important things that any Jungle Cruise inspired story should have is bad puns.

For decades the Jungle Cruise has been home to some of the best bad jokes you'll find in any theme park anywhere. The jokes are such a key part of the ride that any movie based on Jungle Cruise would need to include some. And in a new video promoting the film, Dwayne Johnson himself fulfills his on-screen role as Skipper by dropping a couple of rock-solid puns. Check it out.

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The first trailer for Jungle Cruise included the one line you can be sure to hear on any and every Jungle Cruise ride, as you float by "the back side of water." But beyond that one line, every ride on the Jungle Cruise is a little different. There are so many different jokes that have been written over the years, and Jungle Cruise Skippers get to basically pick and choose their own spiel like a menu of groaners, that no two trips are entirely the same.

Dwayne Johnson's granite joke here might be one you've heard before, or it could even be entirely new to you if your previous Skippers just didn't use that one. Based on the comments in this video, it sounds like there might be an entire extended scene that is just Dwayne Johnson going through a routine, dropping one pun after another. It seems that, in the movie, Emily Blunt's character doesn't love the jokes--while Jack Whitehall's character does. It also sounds from the interview segments that this is more or less true for the actors as well.

Because humor is such a vital part of the Jungle Cruise attraction, it needs to be an important part of the Jungle Cruise movie. Of course, we know that humor will be mixed with action, as the trailers for Jungle Cruise show us the movie will have plenty of that.

Seeing these jokes in this video, and knowing there will be more, brings a smile to my face. The Jungle Cruise is one of the few rides where cast member performance still happens and it's become a necessary part of the show. There's no actual need for the skippers to drive the boat, but the Jungle Cruise is about the skippers as much as it is the mechanical animals, if not more so. For those that have never actually had a chance to ride the Jungle Cruise, they'll get a way to experience all the beautiful bad jokes when Dwayne Johnson delivers them in the new movie, and that will likely be a special moment for all the skippers, past and present.

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Disneyland reopens Jungle Cruise after removing its racist depictions

The A.V. Club 20 July, 2021 - 11:45am

“Women weren’t allowed to be Jungle Cruise skippers,” Lomboy says. “To be honest, that I couldn’t be a Jungle Cruise skipper wasn’t something I realized when I was little. That, to me, was a shock. Women weren’t even allowed to work on the Jungle Cruise. But that to me is progressive change, and you move along.”

PHOTOS: "S.E.A." References Removed on Props Inside Jungle Cruise Queue at Magic Kingdom - WDW News Today 20 July, 2021 - 09:59am

The Jungle Cruise queue in Magic Kingdom has revealed several updates recently, with new props installed. We reported that references to the Society of Explorers and Adventurers (S.E.A.) were placed on the sides of boxes and crates in the queue, but these have now been surprisingly removed.

Previously, a logo for S.E.A. was painted on the sides of crates.

Now, these just show “Hightower Industries” and “Fragile” instead.

What do you think of this mysterious removal of the S.E.A. references? Let us know in the comments below.

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Dwayne Johnson Says Emily Blunt Is 'The Female Version of Indiana Jones' in Jungle Cruise

PEOPLE 20 July, 2021 - 08:48am

On Monday, Johnson, 49, made a virtual appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss the upcoming film, saying he knew he wanted Blunt as his costar from the start.

"She's super talented. She's a multi-threat and we became great friends," he explained. "I love her. I love her family...John, their kids. We're all one big ohana as we like to say in the islands."

Disney's Jungle Cruise finds Blunt starring as researcher Lily Houghton, who has hired river guide Frank (Johnson) to help her find Lagrimas de Cristal.

"I can't wait for everybody to see her in this movie because she truly is the female version of — and this is saying a lot — but she truly is the female version of Indiana Jones," Johnson continued about Blunt. "I'm very proud of her and how much she kicks ass in this movie." 

And the feeling is mutual. In a featurette for the film, Blunt also gushed about the friendship she's formed with Johnson.

"Dwayne Johnson has become my most enormous buddy," Blunt said before Johnson echoed her sentiments saying of the actress, "There's nothing she can't do." 

In May, Johnson announced that the movie — which was delayed a year due to the COVID-19 health crisis — will debut both in theaters and on Disney+ on July 30. Johnson shared the news in an Instagram video, revealing that the film will premiere on Disney+ with Premier Access.

"Join my ace Emily Blunt (the female Indiana Jones) and myself on THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME as our DISNEY's JUNGLE CRUISE hits theaters and your living rooms ON THE SAME DAY — JULY 30th," Johnson wrote alongside the announcement clip.

Jungle Cruise is in theaters and on Disney+ Premiere Access on July 30.

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