Having had a successful run at the box office, grossing more than $956 million worldwide, Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is set to release a sequel in the Winter of 2019. Tom Rothman, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman, made the announcement during Cinemacon in Las Vegas.
The remake of the 1995 classic film tells the story of four teenagers in detention who take on the roles of avatars when they are sucked into an old video game console.
Set to release around the same time as Star Wars: Episode IX, Rothman stated “I’d bet on seeing Dwayne Johnson in theatres again in December 2019. Don’t rush to give all those screens to Star Wars”. With casting and a director yet to be announced, Johnson will return as the producer to the sequel.
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