Walt Disney Studios continues to adjust to the pandemic. Following announcements that Cruella and Black Widow will have a hybrid release in theaters and on Disney+ (as "Premier Access" titles, it's now been confirmed that the long-delayed film Jungle Cruise will also be doing the same.
Set for a hybrid release on July 30th, the film will be available for in-home purchase to Disney+ subscribers for $29.99 before being made freely available on the service at a much later date. The film, based on Walt Disney's theme park attraction of the same name, has had multiple release date changes, even before the pandemic. It was originally set for release on October 11th, 2019 and was set for a July 24th release last year before the pandemic pushed it back further. Reportedly, it's because of continued closure of offshore markets such as Europe and Brazil that is reason for this decision, even though Disney was, to start, the most against releasing their theatrical blockbusters on streaming.
Jungle Cruise stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. It is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.