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‘Jungle Cruise’ Hosts Grand Hollywood Premiere Despite Rising Covid Concerns

Jungle Cruise Hosts Hollywood Premiere
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“Jungle Cruise” delivered a major Hollywood premiere this weekend. It was hosted fittingly at Disneyland, where the “Jungle Cruise” rollercoaster has been rolling for nearly seventy years.

The film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt and is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Johnson and Collet-Serra reportedly got along so well on “Jungle Cruise” that Johnson convinced Collet-Serra to direct DC’s upcoming anti-hero flick, “Black Adam.”

Outside of the usual premiere fanfare, some of the cast got to actually ride the “Jungle Cruise” ride for the first time. After riding, Emily Blunt told the Hollywood Reporter, “It was beautiful and nostalgic and magical and whimsical and fun, and it was surreal riding it knowing that we’re in the movie of it. It was weird for me, it was kind of mad.”

This is one of the first major premieres in the post-pandemic era. However, there is rising concern in Los Angeles over the delta variant. Attendees were required to show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test.

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The event came exactly one year after ‘Jungle Cruise’ was originally supposed to release on July 24th, 2020. The film was naturally delayed due to the pandemic.

“Jungle Cruise” hits theaters on July 30th. You can check out the film’s trailer below.