Dwayne Johnson’s Jungle Cruise is expanding its crew as it got another member. After Johnson himself, Emily Blunt, and Jack Whitehall, it has been reported that Edgar Ramirez joined the Jungle Cruise team. His role in the upcoming Disney’s adventure will be to play the villain. The bad guy played by Ramirez will be a person with “conquistador background.” The entire plot is not revealed just yet, but what’s known is that the story will be set in the early 20th century in Amazon jungle.
According to sources, the storyline will revolve around Johnson who is a boat captain. He gets hired by brother and sister (Blunt and Whitehall) to take them on an expedition. The antagonist of the film will be a German expedition led by Ramirez. The movie will feature a lot of action, adventure, and also a ton of supernatural elements. The filming will start in late May and will last through entire summer until the end of August.
The release date for this project hasn’t been set, but with shooting on the schedule, Disney is probably aiming for summer of 2019 release. The film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, while the script is penned by Michael Green. The latter one has a successful year behind him. If you didn’t know, Green was nominated for an Oscar for Logan. In addition, he wrote the projects such as Blade Runner 2049 and Murder on the Orient Express. The production will be done by Johnson’s loyal team from Seven Bucks Productions consisting of Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia with the help of Beau Flynn, John Davis, and John Fox.
The film is loosely based on Disney’s theme parks located in Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. People who take on this ride, board replica’s of ships from the early 1930s and go on an adventure on one of the fictional rivers of Asia, Africa, and South America. Considering that movie wants to be a franchise such as Pirates of the Caribbean the sequels are a possibility. The first film is set on Amazon; the other two could be on rivers of Africa (Nile) and Asia (Yangtze).