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Those sets were most definitely influenced by the movies. You can see it by comparing the sets before DJC to the ones after. The prior ones were still mostly going for realism (fictionalized, but plausible), but then in DJC and after the franchise took a sharp detour into the supernatural (sea creatures, The Cursed, etc.), and it’s no coincidence that it happened right around the same time those movies landed. You can’t blame WK for jumping on that bandwagon – it obviously helped with sales, and spiked interest in the game.
What I don’t know is if WK reached out to Disney or Disney contacted WK, or when that happened, but it was almost certainly after DJC. My guess is that a Disney legal team was scouring the internet for anything that might possibly infringe upon their movies when they came across the WK stuff, but instead of automatically throwing a C&D at them, someone had the smart idea to collaborate.