Disney is moving another of its films to a dual release as Jungle Cruise will come to theaters and Disney Plus Premiere Access on the same day.
As movie theaters are trying to reopen as widely as possible, there are clear signs of instability in how quickly audiences want to return to them. With this in mind, Disney is going to move at least one more film to a two-pronged release with Jungle Cruise.
The film was originally due for release on July 24, 2020, but it was moved back a year when Disney began its major schedule reshuffle as the pandemic set in.
Disney has said it is dedicated to the theatrical experience, but it is clear that 2021 is going to be a bit of a roller coaster for movie releases still. Warner Bros. is still releasing all of its films day-and-date between theaters and HBO Max. Disney, however, is taking more of a pick-and-choose stance with its films. Currently, the only other films following the Disney Plus Premier Access plan – which means you pay an additional fee for the film – are Cruella, Black Widow, and Jungle Cruise.
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE is an adventure-filled, Amazon-jungle expedition starring Dwayne Johnson as the charismatic riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a determined explorer on a research mission.
Jungle Cruise will hit theaters and Disney Plus Premier Access on July 30.