'Jungle Cruise' Ending Explained: Is There a Post-Credits Scene?

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt are the stars of Jungle Cruise, which comes out in cinemas on July 30. The story is inspired by the Disneyland ride of the same name, though a wholly new narrative has been written for the film.

The movie has some unexpected twists about the characters and their origins. The world that has been created may make some fans keen for a second instalment, or even set up a brand new franchise.

Here's what you need to know about Jungle Cruise, butbe warned there are some spoilers included.

Is There a Post-Credits Scene?

There is no final scene after the credits of Jungle Cruise.

There is, however, a graphic section of the credits, as many films have, before the main credits arrive.

Even in the graphic section, there is no extra scene or blooper reel to accompany it.

This may suggest there won't be a franchise, or perhaps that, if there is another movie, it won't link up with the first one.

The final scene brings the film to a very satisfactory close anyway.

Disney's Jungle Cruise Ending Explained

The ending comes after a huge revelation from Frank (played by Dwayne Johnson).

After seeming to betray Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) once more, he tells her the truth, which is that he is one of the immortal soldiers forced to remain on the island.

He was part of a group who went to the Amazon to find the Tree of Life to heal Aguirre's (Edgar Ramirez) daughter, who was extremely ill.

Frank was raised with Aguirre as a brother, but when Aguirre tried to take the plant from the indigenous people, slaughtering them all, Frank chose to turn away from his brother and protect the group.

Aguirre stabbed Frank, and as a result, he is stabbed in the heart by his former brother every time they meet in an injury that hurts even more than a regular battle wound.

He trapped Aguirre and the other mercenaries in a cave to stop them from continually meeting, which meant they became so much part of the land that snakes, wasps and other creatures grew from their bodies, making them monsters.

After they track down the tree, Lily and Frank find themselves up against this group, once again, as well as Prince Joachim (Jesse Plemons) who orders them to make the tree blossom or he will kill Lily's brother MacGregor (Jack Whitehall.)

They are able to do this, but only for a few minutes, and Lily manages to save the final petal, which would allow them to free Frank from his curse, or bring healing to people all over the world.

After various fighting and wrangling, Frank sacrifices himself to allow MacGregor and Lily to escape with the petal, but they instead choose to bring him back to life and free him from the curse, so he can go back to London and begin a relationship with her.

The pair kiss and the final scene shows MacGregor telling the scientific community, on Lily's behalf, that she refuses their invitation to join them after they repeatedly turned her away.

Now a professor at Cambridge, Lily and Frank live happily ever after, and he has his wish of driving a motorcar while wearing a top hat through London.

Will There Be a Sequel to Jungle Cruise?

At the moment, there is no confirmation of a sequel.

However, in their interview in The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to the film was mentioned, as well as Johnson bringing Blunt on board for an upcoming movie he is producing.

He said of Blunt: "Not only is she a huge movie star but, more importantly, really the most empathetic human being I've ever met."

Few details of either of these projects have been revealed, but this may mean Blunt has become a collaborator with Johnson along with other big names like actor Kevin Hart and screenwriter Chris Morgan.

Newsweek has approached Disney for comment.

Jungle Cruise is in movie theaters and on Disney Plus Premier Access now

A production still from Jungle Cruise
A production still from Jungle Cruise
A production still from Jungle Cruise
Jungle Cruise
A production still from Jungle Cruise
Production stills from Disney's Jungle Cruise