Actor Dwayne Johnson has used his Instagram account to confirm that development of a sequel to last year’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is well underway at Sony Pictures.
Last year’s smash hit brought in a whopping $961.9 million worldwide with sequel plans greenlit almost immediately. A few months on, Johnson has now posted a photo on his Instagram account which sees a reunion of the previous film’s creative team including director Jake Kasdan, co-writers Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, and producer Matt Tolmach.
Johnson played the Jumanji avatar, Dr. Smolder Bravestone, alongside Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas in the film which Sony is eyeing for a December 2019 release.
Ladies, gents and children of all ages.. The JUMANJI SEQUEL is officially underway. Holy shit what a dynamite pitch from our writer/director Jake Kasdan. We couldn’t stop laughing and most importantly – like our first JUMANJI – the HEART in our story is our anchor. Writing with Jake, are our original JUMANJI writers Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg. Back to produce is my twin, Matt Tolmach and myself, @danygarciaco & @hhgarcia41. And sorry for the spoiler but @kevinhart4real dies in the first 15 seconds of the movie, to what I’m assuming will be a HUGE standing ovation from the audience and the cast @karengillanofficial @jackblack @nickjonas #TheSmolderReturns #SevenBucksProds #SONY #JUMANJI