For Dr Bravestone, Ruby Roundhouse and the rest of the Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle crew, the story isn’t over yet: there’s officially a sequel on the way.
Sony announced the news at CinemaCon this week, with Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman also confirming that film will be hitting screens in time for Christmas 2019.
“I’d bet on seeing Dwayne Johnson in theatres again in December 2019,” he said. “Don’t rush to give all those screens to Star Wars. Come on, fair’s fair.”
It’s no surprise that Sony was keen to give Jumanji a sequel. The film has currently grossed more than $959 million at the worldwide box office, making it one of the most successful films in the studio’s history.
The first film was directed by Jake Kasdan from a screenplay by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, and stars Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale and Rhys Darby.