Jumanji Sequel Delayed Until Christmas 2017
The Rock confirmed the news via his Instagram account.
"Right down Dwanta Claus lane.." Excited to share this great news: CHRISTMAS of 2017 comes early for our #JUMANJI SEQUEL. We were always slated to be released summer of 2017, but after months of shooting and editing our movie together, we realized we have a big family franchise on our hands, that's full of Christmas wish fulfillment, fun and heart. Like so many of us, it's my FAVORITE time of the year and I LUV delivering holiday entertainment. From MOANA this Thanksgiving, to ROCK THE TROOPS this Christmas, to JUMANJI next Christmas! Calling Rudolph now to get our sleigh and fanny packs. #JUMANJI #SonyPictures #HereComesDwantaClaus🎅🏾CHRISTMAS 2017
We’ve seen a lot of good pranking fun emerge from the set of the Jumanji sequel, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson alongside Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas. While the cast is still in the heart of Hawaii filming (and continuing to mess with each other all the way), Johnson took time out to confirm to fans via Instagram that the release date of the film has been pushed back by a couple months.
Originally, the Jumanji sequel had been scheduled for a release in Christmas of this year before being pushed back to July 2017. Now, the film has been pushed back again to December 22, 2017, and it sounds like The Rock is all for making it a holiday experience for audiences. As he says in his Instagram post, it means he’ll be helming three movies between this winter and next–Disney’s Moana will be out in November 2016, and while we won’t be spending our summer in the world of Jumanji, maybe getting to see it at Christmastime will make us feel a little warmer in the middle of a chilly December.
Filming hasn’t yet wrapped on the project, so no doubt there are a lot more videos of the Jumanji cast pranking each other to come. We already know there will be at least one scene of The Rock riding a motorcycle while setting off a flamethrower strapped to his arm–you know, classic family fun.
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