MOVIE NEWS – Dwayne Johnson’s Jumanji reboot to get another instalment
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle grossed just over $962 million worldwide, and its sequel Jumanji: Next Level lost a little steam but took in $800 million at the global box office. With these figures, it’s only natural that Sony would want a third instalment for the Dwayne Johnson-led saga, which was born as a reboot of the beloved mid-90s film starring Robin Williams.
Thus, we already knew that Jumanji 4 s in the mind of the team of producers with whom Johnson usually works, professionals among which is Hiram Garcia, president of Seven Bucks Productions who, in statements to Collider, recently wanted to clarify where they are with the next adventure of this franchise. Garcia has assured that this film is a priority and that if they are slow to get started on this project, it is not for lack of desire, but because the protagonists are very busy.
“It’s going to happen. It’s going to happen, for sure. We have a really big vision for that third Jumanji movie. We just were discussing the pitch the other day. We’re bringing it into Sony shortly. But that movie’s going to happen. It’s going to happen after Red One, but that timing actually works out well with all of the actors scheduled anyway. “
As you can imagine, Kevin [Hart] is super busy doing a million things, just like DJ is. All of the actors are super busy. So the timing is going to work out great, but we have a really great pitch for the movie we’re about to bring into the studio, probably going to get a script written soon. Sometime after Red One, Jumanji’s going to be on deck once it’s ready to go, and we have a really big vision for that movie.”
Garcia says they can’t make sequels to all of Johnson’s films, no matter how much Hollywood wants them to, because if that were the plan, the actor would “literally never stop working,” and of course, that’s not it either.
Right now, the aforementioned production company is focused on ‘Red One’, mainly because they are working on a tight schedule. It’s a “great Christmas movie”, designed to be available through Prime Video, Amazon’s streaming platform: “It’s a really fun Christmas idea with a tone that’s close to ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’ and a bit of a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ vibe, with crazy mythological elements and over-the-top action“.