Jumanji 3 is officially happening. This is not at all surprising, given the success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the box office, which is still chugging along very slowly and is near the $1 billion mark. There had been reports that Sony was already developing a sequel, with the same cast and core creative team in place, but now it's a sure thing. Dwayne Johnson took to social media to announced that Jumanji 3 is being worked on. His plate is rather full of projects right now, but this one sounds like a priority. The Rock took to Instagram to provide his fans with a little update, just as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle officially became Sony's highest-grossing domestic release ever at the box office. The sequel to the original 1995 movie, which starred the late Robin Williams, has just passed Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man, with a domestic total of $403.7 million. Dwayne Johnson posted a video thanking his fans, while also dropping the news that they're officially working on … [Read more...] about Jumanji 3 Is Officially Happening, May Kill Off Kevin Hart
20 minutes ago After seeing Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, one anticipated aspect of the developing sequel is made very clear: the opportunity to see all of the main stars play their characters with very different personalities. For example, while Karen Gillan played Ruby Roundhouse as an introverted teenager because that's who was playing her avatar in the game, that could completely change in Jumanji 3. At this point there are no firm details about what we can expect, but the actress recently told me what she would love to do: In celebration of the arrival of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle on home video, I recently had the opportunity to do a phone interview with Karen Gillan -- and it was during our conversation that I got her thoughts on the future of the franchise. Curious for her take, I specifically asked her what kind of personality she would love to play in the in-the-works Jumanji 3. She didn't hesitate for a second in her answer, immediately saying that she would love … [Read more...] about Jumanji 3: Karen Gillan Tells Us The Type Of Character She’d Like To Play
Karen Gillan has shared her hopes for Jumanji 3, including who she wants to “play” her in-game character Ruby Roundhouse during the movie. Gillan is lined up to return for the as-yet untitled third Jumanji film, along with her Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle costars Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone), Kevin Hart (Franklin “Moose” Finbar), and Jack Black (Professor Sheldon “Shelly” Oberon).Welcome to the Jungle takes place in the same universe as 1995’s Jumanji and became an unexpected box office smash hit over the past winter holiday season. The film has been hanging around the top 10 at the U.S. box office since it opened back in December, with its worldwide gross having swollen to $930 million to date, making it Sony’s second highest-grossing film ever. Naturally, Sony is moving forward with a third Jumanji movie, featuring not only the same main adult cast but also two of the four writers that worked on … [Read more...] about Exclusive: What Karen Gillan Really Wants From Jumanji 3
Sony is moving ahead with a sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and they're bringing back the core creative team to make it happen. There's no release date set for Jumanji 3 just yet, but it's said that the studio is hoping to have it ready to go for December 2019, where it will go up against Star Wars: Episode IX. That might scare off most competition, but Jumanji 2 has been a massive success since opening in December and just regained the top spot at the box office over the weekend. With that in mind, it's no surprise Sony is moving quickly to make a sequel happen. According to a new report, writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner are in negotiations to write Jumanji 3 for the studio. The deal isn't done just yet, but it's expected that they'll sign on the dotted line. They were two of the four writers credited for the screenplay on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, alongside Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. Generally, having that many writers credited on a script can be a bad … [Read more...] about Jumanji 3 Brings Back Welcome to the Jungle Team
After the amazing success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Sony Pictures is already planning Jumanji 3, while eyeing a possible December 2019 date that would put it up against the highly-anticipated Star Wars 9. Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman has yet to officially put Jumanji 3 on their release date calendar at this time, but the unconventional box office success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has the chairman eager for this sequel to come together, after succeeding in the monstrous shadow of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Here's what Tom Rothman had to say about why he decided to open Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle against Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened on December 15, and, as expected, it posted the biggest opening weekend of the year, pulling in $220 million, the second best all time behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $247.9 million. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opened just five days later on December 20, along with Paramount's Downsizing, … [Read more...] about Jumanji 3 to Battle Star Wars 9 at the 2019 Box Office?