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"Jumanji 4" Is Still Happening

Mon 18 Mar 2024 | 11:02 PM
Yara Sameh

Jumanji fans rejoice as actress Karen Gillan confirmed that the much-awaited fourth installment of the fan-favorite franchise is still in the works. 

Ever since director Jake Kasdan announced the next installment in March 2020, fans have been waiting with bated breath for further updates for the Dwayne Johnson-led adventure feature. 

In a recent interview with THR, Gillan confirmed it's still happening it's just "a matter of when.” 

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" rebooted the 1995 classic movie starring Robin Williams for a new generation. Following its success, a sequel was released in 2019, "Jumanji: The Next Level". However, in the past few years, there have been no substantial updates until today.

“I’m sure it’s tricky to wrangle everyone’s schedules, but I haven’t heard anything about it other than the fact that we will be doing it at some point. So, we’re all so enthusiastic about it. We all love working on those films, and it’s just a matter of when,” Gillan said.

The reboot features a stellar star cast that includes Johnson as Dr. Xander, who is currently busy with Disney’s live-action "Moana", where along with producing, he’ll be returning to play the legendary Maui. He was last seen in his superhero debut with DC’s "Black Adam". 

Speaking of superheroes, Gillian was last seen in "MCU’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3", which was one of 2023's best offerings in the superhero genre. She’ll be next seen in Adam Cooper’s thriller "Sleeping Dogs", starring alongside Russell Crowe and Marton Csokas.

The cast also includes Jack Black, who is currently riding high on the success of "Kung Fu Panda 4". In the last year, Black also delivered a knockout performance in "The Super Mario Bros", where he played the antagonist Browser. Also, in the movie is Kevin Hart, who will be next seen in "Borderlands" starring alongside Black, who plays the robot Claptrap, Cate Blanchett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ariana Greenblatt, and more.