Now that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle's untitled sequel is well into its development, details about the production are slowly trickling out of the studio. Casting announcements have already confirmed the return of both the teenage characters as well as their adult video game counterparts, and we finally have a glimpse at the latter thanks to a new Instagram post by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson that reveals the first cast photo for the film.
Johnson's post features the main cast as seen in the previous film. Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Johnson wear what looks like the same costumes they wore in the original film, though with some additional wear and tear.
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Yes, you’re favorite band is back ~ lookin’ lean (ish) and mean. Even though things may not be as they seem 🤔 So buckle up world because soon we’ll all play When a brand NEW JUMANJI drops this Holiday! Oh the fun you’re gonna have. Love, The Smoldering Dr. Bravestone #NewAdventuresAwait #TheGameThatPlaysYou #JUMANJI THIS CHRISTMAS🎄🎅🏾 📸 @hhgarcia41
Johnson's post indicates the new, as-yet untitled Jumanji film will drop around Christmas 2019. In addition to the aforementioned players, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Dania Ramirez and Awkwanfina are confirmed to join them in unannounced roles.
Production for the sequel kicked off in February and, if the first film is any indication, it stands to be a massive hit. Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle managed to generate nearly $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales and went on to become the 5th highest-grossing film of 2017.
The Jumanji sequel will hit theaters on Dec. 13, 2019. Jake Kasdan returns to direct the movie, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman and Morgan Turner.