I have no problem admitting how hard I rolled my eyes when Sony announced it was making a Jumanji revival. I thought there would be no way they could touch the original film, and you know what? They did. It was just a slight touch with the tip of Kevin Hart’s tiny finger, but that’s more than I imagined.
Sony revealed this week that the Jumanji reboot, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, just became the studio’s highest-grossing domestic release ever. It made over $400 million at the domestic box office, passing 2002’s Spider-Man for the top spot. In total, it’s made close to $1 billion worldwide, and obviously everyone involved could not be happier…especially Dwayne Johnson.
Not only did he star in the film, but he was also one of the producers, and earlier today (April 11) on Instagram, he revealed that he’s busy working on a sequel right now.
It’s official: Last night you made JUMANJI, Sony’s biggest movie ever. EVER. Previous record held by SpiderMan. My #1 goal is always giving the audience what they want and always sending ya home happy. Working on the sequel now, so bye bye @kevinhart4real’s character. 😂🖕🏾 Love y’all 🤟🏾 and THANK YOU. #JUMANJI #BiggestEver #Sony
No release date has been announced, but I’m thinking late 2019 or early 2020. We will keep you posted, of course.