Jumanji Sequel In Talks With Awkwafina

Awkwafina is reportedly in discussions to appear in the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel.

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The upcoming sequel to 2017's popular Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle may see its cast grow and include the rapper-turned-actress Awkwafina. According to Variety, Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, is in talks to appear in the sequel.

Awkwafina had a big year in 2018, having appeared in popular movies like Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean's 8.

All the major stars of the 2017 Jumanji movie--Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan--are all expected to come back for the sequel. What's more, director Jake Kasdan, who is the son of legendary Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan, is returning as well.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle made $962 million worldwide, making it the fifth highest-grossing film of 2017, and a sure candidate for a sequel. In June 2018, The Rock confirmed that the sequel was officially underway. He said at the time, perhaps jokingly, that Kevin Hart's character will die in the first 15 seconds.

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.

The Rock and Kasdan are also working together on a new Netflix movie called John Henry and the Statesman.

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She sounds like a 70 year old chain smoker and i love her for it.

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Is it me or will they be starring a bottled water brand in their movie?

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No thanks, I'm holding out for Dus Annie.

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hell yeeeeeeeeeees!

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Enjoyed the first one, so I’m in for this one as well. I realize they’ve been doing pre-production for some time now, but it still sounds weird to hear they haven’t started principal photography on a tentpole movie expected later this year.

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I would pay the price of a ticket if it meant this movie would NOT happen. Return to the jungle is F- movie, the lowest form of comedy with the lowest form of story with actors phoning it in and the producers saying it was on purpose.

You had the first jumanji movie to take examples from on how to do it right, and you spit in its face and said "what could YOU possibly know about how to make a jumani movie?". Stop ruining franchises with design by board committee, stop pushing board poll actors, and for the love of god stop taking scripts written by checkbox.

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Love Awkwafina! She was the best thing about Crazy Rich Asians.

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I'm sorry, who?