After a smashing success at the box office, it seemed like it would be a no-brainer for Sony to go back to the Jungle for a third Jumanji film. Back in April Sony make it official that such Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel was going to happen, aiming for December 2019.
Fans can rest easy now though, as the Rock has fully made it official.
Taking to his Instagram, Dwayne Johnson posted a picture of himself in a meeting with other producers where writer/director Jake Kasdan pitched the sequel story to the room, Johnson declaring “Ladies, gents and children of all ages… The JUMANJI SEQUEL is officially underway,” in the caption.
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Ladies, gents and children of all ages.. The JUMANJI SEQUEL is officially underway. Holy shit what a dynamite pitch from our writer/director Jake Kasdan. We couldn’t stop laughing and most importantly – like our first JUMANJI – the HEART in our story is our anchor. Writing with Jake, are our original JUMANJI writers Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg. Back to produce is my twin, Matt Tolmach and myself, @danygarciaco & @hhgarcia41. And sorry for the spoiler but @kevinhart4real dies in the first 15 seconds of the movie, to what I’m assuming will be a HUGE standing ovation from the audience and the cast @karengillanofficial @jackblack @nickjonas 😂 #TheSmolderReturns #SevenBucksProds #SONY #JUMANJI
There is nothing known about this sequel quite yet other than the fact that it seems clear that Johnson will return as Doctor Smolder Bravestone & based upon their mention in the caption it seems more than likely that Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Nick Jonas will all return as well. Though Johnson does take a chance to poke fun and claim that Hart’s character will die 15-seconds into the film which he says will cause “a HUGE standing ovation from the audience and the cast.”
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle not only was one of Johnson’s highest grossing non-Fast and Furious films but it was also the highest grossing Sony film ever. Should the sequel do close to the same, Sony could have found the successful franchise they’ve been seeking as of late.
This untitled Jumanji film is set to arrive in the 2019 holiday season.