Jack Whitehall gets the role of gay character in Disney's The Jungle Cruise

Huge role: Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney's The Jungle Cruise

Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney's The Jungle Cruise.

The 30-year-old comedian, who has previously starred in minor roles in Frozen and the upcoming Nutcracker and the Four Kingdoms, will star opposite Dwayne & # 39; The Rock & # 39; Johnson, 46, and Emily Blunt, 35.

In what is considered a turning point in the history of Walt Disney, Jack will play Emily's gay brother in the film franchise.

Huge role: Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney's The Jungle Cruise

Huge role: Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney's The Jungle Cruise

A source told Sun: This is a great concert for Jack and he has given him the biggest paycheck in history.

"But, what is more exciting, is playing a gay man, one who is tremendously decadent, very camped and very funny, is a dream role.

"Disney has always been a great support for the LGBTQ community, this last script, established at a time when it was not socially acceptable to be gay, is another significant turning point."

Star-filled lineup: the 30-year-old comedian will star alongside Dwayne & # 39; The Rock & # 39; Johnson and Emily Blunt.

Star-filled lineup: the 30-year-old comedian will star alongside Dwayne & # 39; The Rock & # 39; Johnson and Emily Blunt.

Star-filled lineup: the 30-year-old comedian will star alongside Dwayne & # 39; The Rock & # 39; Johnson and Emily Blunt.

Exciting: Earlier this week, the comedian took to Twitter to share a video of Dwayne talking about the movie, which will be released in 2019

Exciting: Earlier this week, the comedian took to Twitter to share a video of Dwayne talking about the movie, which will be released in 2019

Exciting: Earlier this week, the comedian took to Twitter to share a video of Dwayne talking about the movie, which will be released in 2019

Earlier this week, the comedian took to Twitter to share a video of Dwayne talking about the film, which will be released in 2019.

He said: "It's been years and with all our hearts we feel very honored to bring this rich history and film to life for all of you all over the world.

Now look at this in 1955 Walt Disney imagined, designed and created the first trip in Jungle Cruise and how about this, Walt Disney himself was the first skipper in the first trip in Jungle Cruise.

Based on the trip: Johnson will play a ship captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and his brother (Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.

Based on the trip: Johnson will play a ship captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and his brother (Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.

Based on the trip: Johnson will play a ship captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and his brother (Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.

"It is with great honor and reverence that I have the opportunity to play this role and we can show you this story.

He added: "Walt, this is for you, friend and world, get ready for the adventure of your life."

& # 39; Welcome to Jungle Cruise & # 39;

Johnson will play a ship captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and his brother (Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.

Argument: "Wild animals and a German expedition competing figure in the procedure

Argument: "Wild animals and a German expedition competing figure in the procedure

Argument: "Wild animals and a German expedition competing figure in the procedure

Wild animals and a German expedition competing figure in the process.

The role of Jack's gay character comes after the release of Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast 2017 featured LeFou as a gay man.

In the run up to the national premiere, it was revealed that the character of Gaston's servant, played by Frozen student Josh Gad, will have the first "gay scene" in Disney's history.

The director of Beauty and the Beast, Bill Condon, has said of the character of Gad: "LeFou is someone who one day wants to be Gaston and another day wants to kiss Gaston".

Tipping point: Jack's gay character role comes after the release of Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast presents LeFou as a homosexual man

Tipping point: Jack's gay character role comes after the release of Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast presents LeFou as a homosexual man

Tipping point: Jack's gay character role comes after the release of Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast presents LeFou as a homosexual man

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