'Jumanji 2': New trailer, release date, plot, cast and everything else about the film
The sequel to 2017's 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' starring Dwayne Johnson, Nick Jonas, Karen Gillan is slated to release on December 13.
'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' the successful 2017 movie set after twenty years of the original 'Jumanji' which starred Robin William evolved from a board game into a video game. The film starred Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas in lead roles among others and received a good response at the box office too. Following this, in February 2018, the makers announced a sequel to the film and also said that the cast including Dwayne and Karen would return to reprise their roles in the sequel. The film is currently being shot in Newnan, Georgia and Dwayne occasionally posts pictures from the sets of his film.
The film is slated to release on December 13 in the US. It will release between December 11 to January 10, 2020, in the rest of the world.
The plot of the film has been kept under tight wraps and so far, the makers have not revealed much about how the sequel would explain the ending of the previous film. In 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' the film ended with the players breaking the game apart to make sure that no one else would get stuck inside it again. How did the game build itself up again or was there a secondary Jumanji game is a question that has to be answered in the sequel. Jack Black and Dwayne Johnson, in an interview with Screenrant, had revealed that they would like to see who the mind behind this game was. Jack said, "I think it would be cool to see the mind behind the game. It’d be cool to like explore – because there’s gotta be like some alien technology..."
Dwayne plays the role of Dr Smolder Bravestone, who is Spencer's avatar in the video game. He is an archeologist who also leads a team of players in the game. His characteristics are that he is strong, confident and is an explorer.
Karen Gillan plays Martha's avatar in the game and she is Ruby Roundhouse. As the name suggests, Ruby is a martial artist and a fighter. She is second in command after Dr Bravestone.
Jack Black is Bethany's avatar, Professor Sheldon Oberon aka Shelly. He is a cartographer, cryptographer, archeologist and paleontologist. He along with Kevin Hart are the main source of humor in 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' and are expected to add as much fun to the new film as well.
Kevin Hart is the avatar of Fridge and he plays the role of a weapons carrier and diminutive zoologist. His name in the game is Franklin "Mouse" Finbar.
Nick Jonas plays the avatar of the only adult gamer in the group - Alex Vreeke - who was also trapped inside the original Jumanji board game 1996. Nick plays Jefferson "Seaplane" McDonough, a young pilot.
Other cast members
Ser'Darius Blain as Anthony "Fridge" Johnson,
Rhys Darby as NPC and players' guide Nigel
Madison Iseman - Bethany Walker
Alex Wolff - Spencer Gilpin
Morgan Turner as Martha Kaply
Danny Glover - role not disclosed
Danny DeVito - role not disclosed
Dania Ramirez - role not disclosed
Awkwafina - role not disclosed
The sequel will be directed by Jake Kasdan, who also helmed 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'. The sequel is written by Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, and they too had worked on the previous film. The film is based on Chris Van Allsburg's Jumanji.
Dwayne had recently shared a picture with Karen on Instagram from the sets of the film, and the two actors were seen sporting a different look from their previous film. Dwayne also captioned the image, "Shooting our new #JUMANJI with my partner in crime @karengillanofficial and if we look like two extremely awkward teenagers in love while trying to manage our insane superpowers in our JUMANJI universe ~ that’s because we are. Absolutely love working and getting absurdly awkward with this gal. #RubyRoundhouse aka #KillerOfMen #DrSmolderBravestone #AwkwardTeenLove #JUMANJI."
The trailer of the Dwayne Johnson, Nick Jonas starrer 'Jumanji: The Next Level' was released July 1 and we see our favorite gang get sucked into the game again and this time, they have two new teammates. Spencer's avatar Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), has now gone to his grandfather, Eddie Gilpin (Danny Devito); and Spencer, who put the game together in the first place, is missing. When Anthony 'Fridge' Johnson, Martha Kaply, and Bethany Walker visit Spencer's home, they realize he is missing and try to go back into the game to rescue him. That is also how they pull Spencer's grandfather and his friend Milo (Donald Glover) into the game. It would be interesting to see how the rest of the film plays out.
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