‘Jumanji’ will return for another game in 2019

From left: Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black will step back into their roles for a ‘Jumanji’ sequel. — AFP pic
From left: Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black will step back into their roles for a ‘Jumanji’ sequel. — AFP pic

LOS ANGELES, April 25 — At the CinemaCon event in Las Vegas, Sony Motion Pictures chairman, Thomas Rothman, revealed that the studio has a sequel to the 2017 movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in store for the holidays in 2019.

Released in December last year, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle grossed US$950 million (RM3.72 billion) at the global box office. It therefore comes as no surprise that Sony already has another instalment in the pipeline for Holiday 2019. The release schedule is particularly strategic, since Star Wars: Episode IX is also slated for release around this time.

There’s no word yet on a potential storyline for the new movie. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan will be reunited on the cast, but a new director could step in to replace Jake Kasdan.

Itself a sequel to the cult 1995 movie starring Robin Williams, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle relaunched the franchise with the tale of four high school students who are transported into the video game world of Jumanji after discovering an old games console. — AFP-Relaxnews

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