Production begins on Jumanji 3!
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has once again taken to Twitter, this time to announce that Jumanji 3 has officially started production. “Happy Valentines Day,” the tweet began, “Wanna play a game? Here we go…” he wrote, with an accompanying image of the Jumanji gaming cartridge.
The sequel to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been in development for some time, with writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner taking on the script. The director of the previous film, Jake Kasdan (Orange County, Bad Teacher), is also returning to helm the new installment. The film is currently eyeing a Christmas release date later this year.
The sequel to 1995’s Jumanji ended up bringing in around $956 million worldwide, over 3.5x the worldwide gross of the original film from 1995. It even became Sony’s highest-grossing domestic release of all time (just barely passing 2002’s Spider-Man). The film was number one at the box office for four weekends, including three in a row and was the first December wide release to be topliner on a February weekend since Titanic in 1998. Globally, Welcome to the Jungle reached the top in 76 territories and was number one worldwide for four weekends in a row.