Dwayne Johnson’s Jungle Cruise: Edgar Ramirez Joins, Plus Story Details!

Dwayne Johnson sure does love his jungle movies. We’re not even six months from the release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and we’re already talking about his next big jungle escapade: Disney’s Jungle Cruise. But what exactly is the movie about? That is always the question with these movies based on Disney rides. They rarely come with actual plots attached them. This, of course, is a double-edged sword, as it gives them a lot of freedom to do whatever they want, but doesn’t come with an inherent plot that audiences can glom onto.

Well, thanks to a new report from THR, we now have our first actual plot details. According to the outlet, the film follow’s Johnson’s character, a boat captain. He is enlisted by a brother and sister, played by Jack Whitehall and Emily Blunt, to head on a mission to find a tree that they believe possesses healing powers. “wild animals and competing German expedition figure into the proceedings.”

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This certainly sounds like a story that would make 1980s Steven Spielberg feel proud, doesn’t it? But that’s not all. In addition to these first plot details, the outlet also revealed a new cast member: Edgar Ramirez.

Ramirez will reportedly be playing a conquistador who is set to be one of the story’s villains. Ramirez has starred and many other films In recent years, including The Girl on the Train and Netflix’s first blockbuster, Bright.

Jungle Cruise is aiming to begin shooting this month and will continue through the summer from The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra

What do you think of new plot details for Jungle Cruise? Do you think it do You think it will be the next Pirates of the Caribbean or Haunted Mansion? Let us know your best guess down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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