Following the news that Scarlet Johansson had filed a lawsuit over a breach of contract with the release of “Black Widow” on Disney+ Premier Access and that Emma Stone was also considering her options for something similar regarding her film, “Cruella”, many started to question if Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson would be next, since their film, “Jungle Cruise” was released simultaneously in cinemas and on Disney+ Premier Access last Friday.
But it looks like Dwayne Johnson isn’t even considering a lawsuit, as according to Deadline , he, along with his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, is not planning on suing Disney.
This is because the actor is in “lock-step” with Disney over the simultaneous hybrid release due to understanding that many parts of the world are still under restrictions, and the variant is also continuing to cause issues. This might have been because the contract issues were ironed out before the announcement of a Premier Access release.
“Jungle Cruise” opened, pulling in over $90 million globally on its first weekend, including $30 million from Disney+ Premier Access, making it one of Dwayne Johnson’s biggest opening weekends, on par with “Jumanji” and “Rampage”. It was also the biggest family film opening weekend during the pandemic to date.
Disney and Johnson are also involved in many other projects together, including a potential “Jungle Cruise” sequel, plus his production team are also working on Disney+ Original series such as “Behind The Attraction”.
Dwayne took to social media earlier today showing his support for the hybrid release model, stating:
We wanted to create an unforgettable experience in theaters AND if you didn’t go to theaters – we were bringing JUNGLE CRUISE to your living rooms AT HOME!!!
Did you go see “Jungle Cruise” at cinemas or on Disney+ Premier Access?