Jungle Cruise delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic
Disney has postponed the Jungle Cruise movie by one year until the summer of 2021. As everyone knows, the corona pandemic has had a massive impact on the entertainment industry in no time. In the last two weeks alone, a number of films released for release in March, April, May, June or even early July have been delayed indefinitely or postponed until the end of the year or 2021 due to worries about the virus. Marvel Studios has even changed the entire list of Phase 4 MCU movies, starting with Black Widow and Eternals.
What is Jungle Cruise about?
Jungle Cruise, an adaptation for the big screen of the famous Disney theater park with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, is one of the films of the summer of 2020 that has been suspended until the release date. Johnson recently acknowledged that it was a real possibility that the film would be delayed due to all the other changes in the release date, although theaters have been reopened for business since its original release in late July. It is not surprising that this is exactly what happened today.
The expected date for release
In a press release, Disney announced radical changes to its release list by 2022. As a result, Jungle Cruise returned the entire year on July 30, 2021, with the most recent release date (July 24, 2020) instead of the live studio Mulan. The latter was scheduled to open at the end of March this year but was pulled shortly before the COVID-19 epidemic took a turn for the worse.
It was postponed prior to the pandemic also
This is the second modification of the release date of Jungle Cruise in general, after its previous delay from October 2019 to July 2020. In this case, however, the change had so much to do with Disney that it all had to plan a movie that they have each other around like more than anything else. For this reason, it makes sense for Disney to keep the film as a release in the summer, albeit for 2021. With Indiana Jones 5 just moving from July 2021 to the summer of 2022, this also leaves Jungle Cruise as the only adventure – retro action style to open that month.
Other movies which are also delayed
Judging by the commercialization of the film, Disney really feeds Jungle Cruise and becomes the next Pirates of the Caribbean and gives them a new franchise to add to their collection. It is clearly part of the reason why they decided to move it as a whole by 2020 and release it long after (hopefully) the coronavirus has been included forever. Even with Indiana Jones 5, the film will face fierce competition again next summer, with Spider-Man: Homecoming 3 and Mission: Impossible 7 slated to arrive the same month. However, with the production of the latter pending so far and the return of 3 likely late, so that Tom Holland can do Uncharted first, there is a real possibility that Jungle Cruise is the only one to finish. At the current time.