Following his announcement that Jumanji 2 was officially "underway," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has once again taken to social media to announce the project's official release date. In a post on Instagram, he excitedly says that Sony is "officially planting our Jumanji flag on December 13, 2019."
The Rock goes on to state that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was "very close to my heart" and he was beyond grateful to see it make so much money at the box office. It currently is Sony's highest-grossing movie of all time.
The Rock stated that, for those fans of the film, "Christmas comes early" in 2019. Featuring new adventures and characters, it seems that Jumanji 2 is aiming to be bigger than its predecessor. Considering how much of a surprise hit the first movie was, it's no shocker that Sony would move forward with the sequel just two years after the first one released.
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Officially planting our JUMANJI flag. On DECEMBER 13th, 2019 - the game is not over. I hold JUMANJI very close to my heart and I’m beyond grateful you made our movie into the global juggernaut ($1BILLION+) it became. Can’t wait for you to see what our new adventure & new characters have in store as Christmas comes early. And once again, I get to slap @kevinhart4real’s lip’s into next week. The world is happy. #FearTheDrums #TheGameIsNotOver #JUMANJI DECEMBER 13th, 2019
When he announced the sequel, Johnson teased, “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.”
Jumanji 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on December 13, 2019.