The band is back in first Jumanji 3 set photo
After welcoming us to the jungle two years ago, Sony is taking audiences back to the jungle for the upcoming third installment in its highly-successful adventure franchise Jumanji, which debuted the first set photo on Twitter highlighting the band of video game avatars reuniting for the next journey.
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, with production having started on January 21 in Atlanta and Hawaii and scheduled to run through April 26.
In addition to the returning cast of Dwayne Johnson (Rampage), Karen Gillan (Avengers: Infinity War), Kevin Hart (The Secret Life of Pets 2), Jack Black (The House with a Clock in its Walls), Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Madison Iseman (Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween), Ser’Darius Blain (Charmed), Morgan Turner (Wonderstruck), Nick Jonas (Chaos Walking) and Rhys Darby (A Series of Unfortunate Events), the film has added series newcomers Danny DeVito (Dumbo), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Danny Glover (Sorry to Bother You) and Dania Ramirez (Tell Me A Story).
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.