Disney’s Jungle Cruise, announced in 2015 and finally greenlit earlier this year, is hard to envision. Is it going to be a more serious take on the popular attraction or something a little more cartoony and silly? Are we talking Pirates of the Caribbean or Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson‘s inclusion only muddies the waters further, as he is quite proficient in the stone-faced roles as well as the goofy ones. At this point, what this movie actually ‘looks’ like is a little hard to grasp. Well, we have a little better idea of the kind of thing it’s pulling from now.
EW spoke to The Rock recently and the topic of the movie came up. It seems he’s excited about it, and in doing so, invoked the most obvious ‘adventure film’ point of reference he could. He said:
“[It’s] full on adventure. Think Indiana Jones — those kinds of adventures. I’m very, very excited about it.”
“This is where I really started to understand the power of Disney, just in terms of the deep dives that they do with their projects — with all of their projects. Because obviously they’re a studio and publicly traded, but specifically with projects like this where it’s based off a ride and based off an beloved attraction, like Pirates [of the Caribbean], so, so much goes into the work. And it’s so exciting.”
While it’s an easy reference to make, saying the movie is looking at Indiana Jones could well tell us something about the tone here. I really can’t wait to see what this thing ends up looking like.