The Jumanji franchise took a giant step forward (or backward?) with ‘Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle’ (2017). A major hit at the box office, the film starred Dwayne Johnson, Jack Back, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas in leading roles. The success of the film encouraged the makers to make a sequel, and as reports state, the third movie of the franchise shall hit the theatres later this year. The second movie was set 21 years after the events in the first one. The name of the second movie has also been taken from one of the earliest successes of Dwayne Johnson in his film career, namely ‘Welcome to The Jungle’ (2003). The movie was also known as ‘The Rundown’.
The success of the sequel in 2017 was more than expected. It ended up earning $962 in the international box office with the budget f the movie being $100 million. Moreover, it did so while releasing on the same day as ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘. Jake Kasdan will be directing the sequel along with co-writing the screenplay with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner.
Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle Part 2 Release Date:
The sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle is scheduled to release on December 19, 2019. The first Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle also release in December. Clearly, the makers want to take advantage of the Holiday season and attract family audience.
Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle Part 2 Cast: Who is in it?
All the major characters of the previous film will be brought back in this movie. Which means this movie will be a directed sequel and not a spinoff. Dwayne Johnson will reprise his role of the explorer called Smolder Bravestone. Johnson is now one of the biggest stars of Hollywood and has had decent successes with movies like ‘Rampage’ (2018) and ‘Skyscraper’ (2018). Johnson has another major release, the Fast and Furious spinoff ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ which shall also be releasing this year. Karen Gillan will also continue her role as Ruby Roundhouse, the fearless woman who takes on challenges as bravely as Bravestone. This movie will be another important project for her this year after she comes to the theatres as Nebula in ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
Franklin “Moose” Finbar is the diminutive zoologist and he shall also return along with the rest of the cast as Kevin Hart has also been roped in for the movie. He caused a huge stir this year when he refused to host the Oscars because old tweets of his were dug up by certain sections to humiliate him when his Oscar gig was announced. Another actor who is returning to reprise his role is singer/songwriter Nick Joan of the Jonas Brothers. In the last movie, Jonas played the role of Jefferson “Seaplane” McDonough. Jonas’ character is very important in understanding the timeline and the backstory of the game. The children who were earlier playing as the characters in the book are also coming back in the sequel. Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Morgan Turner and Madison Iseman will all be back for the new movie. Danny DeVito has also been signed on to star in this movie.
Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle Part 2 Plot: What is it about?
‘Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle’ ends after the kids decide to set the dangerous game on fire. But if there is a new movie coming out with the same characters, it only means that the game was not destroyed. So we have to know at first where the game is, how it managed to save itself from the fire and took back its initial form. This is the third installment of the series and it seems to be the right time now when the game is given a proper backstory and we go on to find out who created the game, how it first came into contact with human beings, and so on. Director Jake Kasdan has said that this film will have references to the 1995 classic starring Robin Williams.
This can only mean that we will get to know something about the game’s origin. Besides that, the cast this movie has can easily be used to make a great action/comedy rollercoaster ride. During an interview with Jack Black, Karen Gillan was praised by Black for her work in the new movie. Black praised the fact that her character has developed fro the last movie and it looked more kick-ass than ever before.
Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle Part 2 Trailer:
The trailer for the new Jumanji movie has not been released yet. Here is the trailer of the previous movie to get you in the mood:
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