Last year’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was a classic case of a surprise box office hit. Needless to say, it isn’t at all surprising that Sony Pictures has decided to strike the iron while it’s hot. Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced on his official Instagram account that a sequel to the film is now officially in the works.
Ladies, gents and children of all ages.. The JUMANJI SEQUEL is officially underway.
Holy shit what a dynamite pitch from our writer/director Jake Kasdan.
We couldn’t stop laughing and most importantly – like our first JUMANJI – the HEART in our story is our anchor.
Writing with Jake, are our original JUMANJI writers Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg.
Back to produce is my twin, Matt Tolmach and myself, @danygarciaco & @hhgarcia41.
And sorry for the spoiler but @kevinhart4real dies in the first 15 seconds of the movie, to what I’m assuming will be a HUGE standing ovation from the audience and the cast @karengillanofficial @jackblack @nickjonas 😂
#TheSmolderReturns #SevenBucksProds #SONY #JUMANJI
Needless to say, Johnson’s days in wrestling continue to benefit him as one of the best hype men in the business. I still need to actually watch Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle for myself and yet I’m already a bit excited just from reading Johnson’s post. The man knows to rile up a crowd.
Presumably Johnson’s quip at the end about co-star Kevin Hart’s character dying “in the first fifteen seconds of the movie” is just a joke and not an actual spoiler for the sequel’s plot. But if that somehow happens, then can it really be argued as being a spoiler since it’s something that- as per Johnson’s words- would happen in the opening fifteen seconds of the film?
What do you think? Are you excited to see a Jumanji sequel soon? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments section down below!