Jungle Cruise isn’t really a film anyone asked for. If you had gone up to anyone on the street and asked them what property they’d like to see hit the big screen, they’d name a myriad of things, but Jungle Cruise wouldn’t be one of them. Heck, if you had asked them which Disney ride they’d like to see as a film, you probably wouldn’t have gotten them to say Jungle Cruise.
That being said, none of us really asked for a Pirates of the Caribbean film either, and we all know that turned out to be one of the biggest franchises of all time. Plus, Jungle Cruise has the help of having Dwayne Johnson spearheading the project. Johnson has made a name for himself in the business as being one of the biggest names in Hollywood and 2016’s highest grossing actor, which is no small feat in a world where Robert Downey Jr had a movie called Captain America: Civil War hit.
But we have very few details regarding Jungle Cruise. At one point a couple years ago, it was compared to the 1951 film The African Queen, but in the time since then, the film has gone through many drafts, and just as many writers. As such, it’s hard to tell what product we’ll be getting. However, thanks a new piece from AP, we now know that Dwayne Johnson has Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins on his shortlist of directors for the film.
"Patty has that really cool edge ... I felt like she could be a really cool choice for a movie like 'Jungle Cruise.' Plus, you know what? I'm just a big fan."
Jenkins first made a splash when she directed Monster back in the mid-2000s, and since then she’s kept busy directing TV shows like The Killing and Entourage. For a while, she was set to direct Thor: The Dark World before Alan Taylor took over. Of course, more recently, she’s been better known as the director of the upcoming Wonder Woman film.
As unfair as it is, Patty Jenkins’ upcoming film, Wonder Woman, will be facing a fair amount of scrutiny from both fans and critics alike. Despite DC Films’ best intentions, their last couple films set in this universe haven’t done enough to garner universal praise, and as such, you have some fans ready to check out of the universe if Wonder Woman fails to capture their imagination.
With that in mind, it’s a bit difficult for us to say whether or not she’ll be a good fit for the film, as I don’t believe we have a large enough sample size to tell if she’d make a good Jungle Cruise film. As such, we’ll have to reserve our judgment until this June.
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