Dwayne Johnson fans have been given the perfect Valentine’s Day gift as the actor revealed production for Jumanji 2 is getting underway today.
2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle saw most of what we already knew about the game flipped on its head.
Rather than spitting out wild animals and enveloping the one of the players’ lovely home in vines, the films main stars were dropped into the jungle and transformed into their chosen characters in a much more interactive version of the game.
Who’d have thought it could get any more interactive than one of the players being turned into a monkey?
Welcome To The Jungle brought Jumanji into a more modern setting, as four teenagers in detention stumbled upon a video game version of the game, and just couldn’t resist giving it a go.
Despite the dangers and challenges they faced in the jungle, it seems the gang haven’t had enough just yet and are ready to head back into the game as Johnson confirmed production begins today.
Sharing the news to Twitter, he wrote:
Happy Valentines Day.
Wanna play a game?
Here we go….
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 14, 2019
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the four main cast members, namely Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan will all be back, along with new characters played by Danny Glover, Awkwafina and Danny DeVito.
Speaking about the new additions to the cast, Johnson said:
From Awkafina [sic] to Danny DeVito to now one of my action heroes, Danny Glover — it’s been awesome having so many actors and OG legends raise their hands wanting to come and play in our Jumanji universe.
‘Who turns into who?’ will always be the fun magic sauce for our audience
Johnson previously announced the release date for the sequel as December 13, 2019, so we don’t have too long to wait to find out what else the game has to offer the players.
The actor also promised there’d be more banter with co-star Kevin Hart coming our way, as he wrote on Instagram:
Officially planting our JUMANJI flag.
On DECEMBER 13th, 2019 – the game is not over.
Can’t wait for you to see what our new adventure & new characters have in store as Christmas comes early.
And once again, I get to slap @kevinhart4real’s lip’s into next week. The world is happy.
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Officially planting our JUMANJI flag. On DECEMBER 13th, 2019 – the game is not over. I hold JUMANJI very close to my heart and I’m beyond grateful you made our movie into the global juggernaut ($1BILLION+) it became. Can’t wait for you to see what our new adventure & new characters have in store as Christmas comes early. And once again, I get to slap @kevinhart4real’s lip’s into next week. The world is happy. #FearTheDrums #TheGameIsNotOver #JUMANJI DECEMBER 13th, 2019
Let’s hope the players are ready for everything the game has to throw at them!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.