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That Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel? It’s coming pretty soon.
Earlier this month, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson confirmed that he would return for a follow-up to his hugely successful 2017 Jumanji reboot.
And, during Sony’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas on Monday (April 23), Variety reports that chairman Tom Rothman confirmed Jumanji 3 will be arriving in cinemas in December 2019.
After the multiple delays suffered by the first Jumanji reboot, this will surely come as welcome news to killer jungle fans everywhere.
Releasing the film in 2019 means Jumanji will once again go up against the Star Wars franchise at the Christmas box office, this time taking on Episode IX.
Nevertheless, we doubt there’s too much concern at Sony’s end, since the first Jumanji reboot was a huge hit.
The film, which also starred Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas, earned more than $400 million in the US alone, with a global tally approaching $1 billion.
But, which – if any – of the original cast members will be returning for the sequel?
Well, the latest report is that Sony Pictures is working to get back much of the cast and filmmaking team for the follow-up.
Johnson has confirmed that he’s signed up for the sequel, with hopes that Black, Gillan and Hart will all be back.
It’s also thought that writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, as well as director Jake Kasdan, are in talks to return.
Jumanji 3 will be in cinemas December 2019.
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