2017 was a year full of major blockbusters, but perhaps the most surprising box office success of that year was the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson-led adventure film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The film was released around Christmastime, competing against Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the box office.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle did pretty well on its opening weekend, but the film’s holding power each week was monstrous. The follow-up to the 1995 film starring Robin Williams grossed $404.5 million at the U.S. box office and a grand total of $961.9 million worldwide – making it Sony Pictures’ highest grossing film of all-time along with being the highest grossing non-Fast & Furious film featuring The Rock.
Naturally, Sony Pictures announced that a sequel was in the works and set for a December 2019 release date – once again competing against Star Wars. Now, The Rock has officially announced that the third Jumanji film is officially underway. On his official Instagram, The Rock shared photos from a pitch meeting with the film’s writer/director Jake Kasdan:
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
In humorous fashion, The Rock roasts his co-star Kevin Hart, “spoiling” that his character dies in the first 15 seconds of the film.
What did you think of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle? Are you excited to see The Rock return back to this world? Sound off in the comments below.
Welcome to the Jungle continues the legend of Jumanji introduced in the 1995 family film starring Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst. In the sequel, four high schoolers discover Jumanji, now in the form of an old video game, and are sucked into the jungles of the game, taking on the form of very different avatars who must beat the story in order to return to the real world.
Directed by Jake Kasdan, the film stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Maribeth Monroe, Missi Pyle, Purab Kohli, Rhys Darby, Tim Matheson, Marc Evan Jackson, and Bobby Cannavale.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is now available on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray and DVD.
5 Actors Who Should Play Two-Face Ιn Τhe DC Extended Universe
While characters like Joker and Catwoman are the most popular among Batman’s rogues gallery, Two-Face is one of the most tragic and menacing. The character has already been played by Tommy Lee Jones and Aaron Eckhart on the big screen, but Two-Face has yet to join the newly-created DC Extended Universe. With The Batman coming out soon, there’s a solid chance audiences will be introduced to Harvey Dent as Matt Reeves expands on Gotham City.
Two-Face wasn’t always a dastardly villain, though. He started out as a dedicated District Attorney in Gotham. After taking the mob to court too many times, Harvey had acid thrown on his face. Not only did the incident scar half of his face, but it also sent Dent down a path of mental instability. While Dent can control himself sometimes, more often than not his murderous persona comes out and the two are forced to argue for control over his actions. Obsessed with the the idea of chance and what’s fair, Two-Face has a personal history with the Caped Crusader that makes this dangerous villain an emotional challenge for Batman unlike any of his other foes.
Hit Next to see who should bring Two-Face back to the big screen in the DC Extended Universe!