Is there any more apt a name for a movie franchise right now? According to Deadline, Jaume Collet-Serra is going to be directing Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s, The Jungle Cruise, making him unavailable to helm the follow up to Warner Brothers money-making, but not so great bad-guy team-up. Collet-Serra had been seen as the front-runner for the film prior to this announcement.
At this point, they’ve lost Mel Gibson, Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad,) and Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies) and as studios usually like to announce release dates with the signed director, we’ll be waiting on when we should expect this film until they figure this one out. A better idea may be to take after the name of the movie itself, and cut their losses now. Your thoughts?