Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was the biggest surprise of 2017 and has since become Sony’s highest grossing film. So, it should come as no surprise that a sequel has been in development essentially since the first’s release. Recent additions aside, the biggest questions surrounding the sequel have revolved around the cast and specifically who would return. Well, Monday, some of those questions were answered.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, all four teens from Welcome to the Jungle will return to reprise their roles. Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, and Alex Wolff all held their own in the short screentime they got in the first film. This now confirms that most of the original cast will be returning as Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Dwayne Johnson were all previously set to reprise their roles.
The original Jumanji released in 1995 and adapted Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 picture book for the screen. Welcome to the Jungle featured an updated premise with a sentient video game instead of the original’s board game. This seemed to resonate with audiences as the film grossed over $1 billion for Sony and seemed to spawn a franchise.
The untitled sequel is set for a December 13, 2019 release date.