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– by Nick Doll

Dwayne Johnson (you know, ‘The Rock’), maybe getting a welcome to the jungle this December in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, but he will quickly be returning for Disney’s unrelated film, Jungle Cruise, based on the popular theme park’s classic ride.

Entertainment Weekly had a chat with Johnson about Jumanji, also getting the actor to spill a few details on Jungle Cruise. In a surprise to no one, Johnson revealed that he stars as the captain of a boat, and the boat is on the Amazon River.

Johnson went on to compare the film to another franchise that often sometimes involves jungles… and boats:

“[It’s] full on adventure. Think Indiana Jones — those kinds of adventures. I’m very, very excited about it.”

A promising idea, but again, if I had a nickle for every time someone compared their adventure film to Indiana Jones, I’d have a crap ton of nickles.

Johnson also shared his thoughts on working with Disney on such a high profile project:

“This is where I really started to understand the power of Disney, just in terms of the deep dives that they do with their projects — with all of their projects. Because obviously they’re a studio and publicly traded, but specifically with projects like this where it’s based off a ride and based off an beloved attraction, like Pirates [of the Caribbean], so, so much goes into the work. And it’s so exciting.”

Jungle Cruise does not yet have a release date.

What do you think about Johnson comparing his new movie to Indiana Jones? Does it have you jazzed? Or have you, like me, heard this unfulfilled promise too many times in the past? Let us know in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly

  • Jake Speed

    When were they in a boat in Indiana Jones?

    • Knight Rider

      Crystal Skull?

      • Mowskwoz

        Have you guys not seen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? Definitely a boat chase scene in that one.

        • Jake Speed

          Don’t remember it.

          I remember an airplane scene…a couple of them actually. But not a boat chase…if there was, it certainly wasn’t memorable or iconic.

          It’s a weird way to make a comparison to Indy…jungles, yeah…but boats?

        • Knight Rider

          Yes, but not in the jungle

  • Moby85

    Jungle Cruise is the definitive ride you only want to do once. It just didn’t hold my interest like the other attractions at Disneyland. This is a place where I hope liberal creative license is taken by Disney lol.

  • David Prins

    Okay, Dwayne. Pump the breaks.