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Published On: Fri, Jun 29th, 2018

Dwayne Johnson confirms ‘Jumanji 3’ for December 2019, ‘Angry Birds 2’ moves to next September

Sony has decided that the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel will face off against Star Wars: Episode IX and Disney’s Frozen sequel next December. The news has been confirmed and detailed on Instagram by star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Under a graphic stating the “Game is NOT over” Johnson wrote:

“Officially planting our JUMANJI flag. On DECEMBER 13th, 2019 – the game is not over,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “I hold JUMANJI very close to my heart and I’m beyond grateful you made our movie into the global juggernaut ($1BILLION+) it became. Can’t wait for you to see what our new adventure & new characters have in store as Christmas comes early.”

He added, “And once again, I get to slap [Hart]’s lip’s into next week. The world is happy.”

Joining Johnson will be co-stars Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan. While details have not been released, they are likely playing out the third film as the avatars in the game, likely engaged by four different characters, expanding the story themes.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle released December 20, 2017, and despite going up against Star Wars: The Last Jedi, found incredible success at the box office.

The reboot/sequel to 1995’s Jumanji – starring Robin Williams, has since grossed $404.5M domestically, making it Sony’s highest-grossing movie domestically. Its global haul of $961.7M is second for Sony, trailing only Skyfall ($1.1B).

Frozen 2, the highly anticipated sequel to Walt Disney Animation’s 2013 animated hit, is releasing November 27, 2019. While it’s two week’s ahead of Jumanji‘s release, any sort of longevity in the theaters could cut into Sony’s target audience.

Speaking of animated films, Sony also moved Angry Birds 2 up to September 6, 2019, the same date as Warner Bros.’ horror sequel It. It was previously slated for September 20.

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