Disney has made changes to its release schedule that include pushing back the release date of Dwayne Johnson’s Jungle Cruise nine months and removing an untitled Marvel Studios film from the July 31, 2020 date.
Based on the Disney theme park attraction of the same name and set to star Dwayne Johnson alongside Emily Blunt, Jungle Cruise was previously scheduled to be released in theaters on October 10, 2019. Now, Jungle Cruise has been pushed back nine months for a summer release on July 24, 2020.
Meanwhile, Disney has removed an untitled Marvel film from its previously set July 31, 2020 release date. There had been speculation that Guardians of Galaxy Vol.3 could be released on the aforementioned date, if not a May 1, 2020 slot, though the third chapter of film series had not been given an official release date by Marvel Studios.
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Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, Jungle Cruise stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Édgar Ramírez, Andy Nyman, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti, Quim Gutiérrez, Veronica Falcon, and Dani Rovira.
James Gunn had previously finished his script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which was set to begin production early next year. However, the project has reportedly been put on hold following the decision to remove Gunn as the director of the final chapter in the Guardians of the Galaxy trilogy, though Disney and Marvel Studios are said to be intent on using his script.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is expected to star Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sean Gunn.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter