The game isn’t over! The third movie in the Jumanji series, following 1995’s Jumanji and 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, is called Jumanji: The Next Level. Fans can expect a steady stream of Jumanji 3 news, with updates continuing until the adventure movie arrives in theaters in December 2019. Here’s what we know about the sequel so far
When Will Jumanji: The Next Level Be Released?
Jumanji: The Next Level is currently scheduled for release on December 13, 2019. That gives it exactly one week before Star Wars: Episode IX takes over the box office. Jumanji has faced Star Wars in a showdown before, when Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opened on December 20, 2017, just after Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Considering that both films picked up piles of money in 2017, there will still probably be room for both of them at the 2019 box office.
What Is The Jumanji: The Next Level Rating?
The MPAA has yet to announce an official rating, but it will probably be PG-13. The first Jumanji in 1995 was PG, but this is more of a direct sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which earned a PG-13 rating in 2017 for “adventure action, suggestive content and some language.”
It’s still early days for Jumanji: The Next Level news, but considering how well Jumanji 2 did, there’s a very high chance they won’t change much about the basics for the 2019 movie. Welcome to the Jungle had a reported budget of around $100 million and the film made nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office, per Box Office Bola Deposit Pulsa. It was the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2017 and the 42nd-highest-grossing film of all time. Of that total, $404.5 million came from the domestic box office, and $557.5 million from the foreign box office. No one really saw this coming, since the 1995 Robin Williams movie just made $262.8 million (not adjusted for inflation).
Who Is Writing And Directing Jumanji: The Next Level?
If it ain’t broke… As suggested in the previous entry, the second Jumanji film was such a hit that Sony is bringing back the major players for Jumanji 3. According to Deadline, Sony asked Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner back to write a sequel, with Jake Kasdan returning to direct and help shape the story. Matt Tolbach will be producing, along with the Seven Bucks Production team of Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia.
Production Weekly (via MovieWeb) said Jumanji 3 was scheduled to start production January 21, and it wrapped in May 2019. Jumanji 2 filmed in Hawaii and Georgia, but Jumanji: The Next Level not only filmed in the usual jungles of Hawaii, the cast went to snow-capped mountains and also the desert, for new levels of the game.