Following the massive box office success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Sony Pictures is reportedly moving forward with a sequel to the film.
The sequel, as reported by Variety, would feature the returns of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, who starred in the recent film. Jake Kasdan, who directed Welcome to the Jungle, is expected to return as director alongside producer Matt Tolmach and Johnson’s Seven Bucks Production team. Writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner are in talks to return to write the sequel. Rosenberg and Pinkner also wrote the script for Sony’s upcoming Venom solo film.
The production does not yet have a start date, projected release date or title.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Junglecurrently holds a 76 percent critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie has grossed over $857 million worldwide; more than triple the amount of its predecessor, which earned $262.8 million worldwide at the box office in 1995.
The sequel to the 1995 fantasy adventure based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s book, Jumanji follows four teens who are transported into the dangerous world of a retro video game they discover while cleaning the basement of their high school. There they find themselves transformed into avatars decidedly unlike their real-world counterparts.
In theaters now, director Jake Kasdan’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stars Dwayne Johnson as Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Kevin Hart as Moose Finbarr, Jack Black as Professor Shelly Oberon, Karen Gillan as Ruby Roadhouse and Nick Jonas as Alex.
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