Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt to re-team for a superhero movie

Ordinarily, we'd have been gearing up for the release of Jungle Cruise this summer. The Disney live-action movie pairs Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for the first time, sending them on an Amazonian quest to discover the tree of life.

Sadly, owing to all the Covid-19 chaos, the film has been delayed until summer 2021. But there's a silver lining: Johnson and Blunt appear to have enjoyed collaborating so much, they've already set their next project together.

The A-list duo will appear together in superhero movie Ball and Chain, reports Deadline. The movie is based on the 1990s comic book of the same name, which focuses on a fracturing married couple whose individual superpowers only work when they're together.

The idea of Johnson and Blunt in a love/hate on-screen relationship already has us smiling. Their comic timing has already been well established in the likes of Jumanji and Mary Poppins Returns, so they're sure to bring a light touch to the project.

Deadline also reports that Emily V. Gordon will be writing the movie. She was Oscar-nominated for her sharp, sparky script to 2017 Kumail Nanjiani hit The Big Sick – another clear sign of Ball and Chain's pedigree.

No director or release date information has been released yet, so watch this space and tweet us your reactions @Cineworld.