Jumanji Sequel Adds A Veteran Big-Name Actor
Danny Glover joins the cast.
The untitled Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel has added yet another big name to its cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lethal Weapon actor Danny Glover will appear in the movie, joining other newcomers like Danny DeVito and Awkwafina. All of the major stars of the first movie--The Rock, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas--are also expected to return for the sequel.
"From Awkafina 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," The Rock told THR.
In the 2017 film, Jumanji is a video game that teenagers in detention get sucked into. They then become new people in a jungle world, and it appears the sequel will do this all over again. For now, The Rock isn't giving away the details on who becomes who just yet.
"'Who turns into who?' will always be the fun magic sauce for our audience," he said.
Welcome to the Jungle was an enormous success, banking more than $962 million on its way to becoming the 43rd biggest movie in the history of film. Jake Kasdan, the son of legendary Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan, directed the 2017 film and he's coming back for the sequel.
The Jumanji franchise is based on the Chris Van Allsburg book, and it was first made into a movie in 1995 with Robin Williams in the lead role.
Plot details are under wraps for the Jumanji sequel, but The Rock teased that Kasdan gave a "dynamite pitch" for the plot. The film hits theatres in December 2019.
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