With Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle racking up over $960 million at the global box office following its December release, becoming Sony’s second biggest ever hit after Skyfall, it comes as no surprise that the studio is looking to fast track a sequel into theaters.
The follow up was announced in January, with Sony targeting a December 2019 release date, and now Dwayne Johnson has taken to Instagram to announce that work is underway on the sequel, with The Rock also confirming the return of director Jake Kasdan.
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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
Although there’s been no official word on the cast for the as-yet-untitled Jumanji 3, an early teaser poster did feature silhouettes of Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, so presumably all four are on board to reprise their roles.