Get ready for another rumble in the jungle; Sony's Jumanji 3 is slated for a December 2019 release date.
A reboot of the 1995 classic, Jake Kasdan's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle went on to beat the likes of Spider-Man to become Sony's highest-grossing domestic movie of 2017. Featuring an all-star cast of Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black, the runaway success of Welcome to the Jungle has led Sony to green light a sequel.
Speaking at Las Vegas' CinemaCon, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman revealed when fans can next see Dr. Smolder Bravestone.
"I'd bet on seeing Dwayne Johnson in theaters again in December 2019. Don't rush to give all those screens to Star Wars. Come on, fair's fair."
While there is no official date in December, Rothman confirms that Jumanji 3 will be going head-to-head with Disney's Star Wars: Episode IX. Given that Welcome to the Jungle and The Last Jedi did battle at the 2017 Christmas box office, the two sequels are getting ready to do it all over again. Interestingly, December 2019 won't be a two-horse race, with the long-awaited adaptation of the musical Wicked also vying for the top spot.
Rothman had already teased a Christmas 2019 release for the sequel, but now fans have it written in stone. With Johnson set to film Jungle Cruise, his Fast &; Furious spinoff and Black Adam at some point in the near future, it looked Jumanji 3 could be pushed to the back of the line, but Sony has fast-tracked the project into production. Screenwriters Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg are returning, however, there is still no official confirmation is Kasdan will direct the next movie