Sony Pictures Sets Release Dates for Angry Birds 2 and Jumanji 3
Dwayne Johnson has officially announced the release date for the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel via his Instagram, revealing that Jumanji 3 is set for December 13, 2019. The film will see the return of the main cast that includes Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black. The December 13th date will also give the movie at least a week in theaters before Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle brought in over $960 million worldwide, over 3.5x the worldwide gross of the original film from 1995, and became Sony’s highest-grossing domestic release of all time (just barely passing 2002’s Spider-Man). The film was #1 for four weekends, including three in a row and was the first December wide release to be #1 on a February weekend since Titanic in 1998.
Sony Pictures has also moved forward the Angry Birds sequel from September 20, 2019 to September 6 of the same year. The move will put the animated film in direct competition with the Warner Bros. horror sequel, It: Chapter 2. The returning voice cast includes Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses) as the temperamental Red, Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Murder on the Orient Express) as speedy Chuck, Bill Hader (Barry, Trainwreck) as Leonard, king of the pigs, Danny McBride (Vice Principals, This is the End) as the volatile Bomb, and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, Avengers: Infinity War, Three Billboards) as the legendary Mighty Eagle. New editions to the voice cast includes Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) an Leslie Jones (Ghostbusters).