Since leaving WWE as a full-time performer over a decade ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become one of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. With featured roles in numerous blockbuster films, Johnson is a beloved star with fans across the entire globe.
In 2017, Johnson starred in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. The movie, which served as a sequel to the 1995 Jumanji film based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 book, saw high box office ratings and a very positive perception from critics and viewers alike.
The 2017 iteration of the film became the highest grossing film of all time by Sony Studios. In other box office statistics, it grossed $962 million worldwide and became the 40th overall highest grossing film of all time.
With all that under the belt of Sony Studios, a new sequel has been announced. With an expected release time of December 2019, Johnson is set to star as a leading actor in the film.
Taking to his Instagram account, Johnson shared some photos confirming that the sequel is now underway, as the cast and crew sit down to hear the initial pitch from writer and director Jake Kasdan.
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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
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