The Jumanji game is coming to the real world.
The Jumanji films are among the most successful Hollywood blockbusters, so getting a sequel after a sequel sounds just right.
'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,' starring Dwayne Johnson and the rest of the crew, released in 2017 and earned more than $800 M worldwide.
Following the film's success, the sequel, 'Jumanji: The Next Level' released 2 years after.
There are currently three Jumanji films if you count the original fantasy film released in 1995.
However, for this article, we will be referring to Dwayne Johnson's film series.
Filmmaker Jake Kasdan himself refers to the upcoming sequel as Jumanji 3, so we'll stick with that for this preview.
Here's everything we know.
The first and second films are both released in December, so we're expecting the third film to release in the same month.
'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' hit the theaters on December 20, 2017, while 'Jumanji: The Next Level' released on December 13, 2019.
Following this pattern, we would've expected the third film to drop in December 2021 too.
However, the film is still in the very early stages of development as of April last year, so a 2021 release might be too ambitious.
"We're just starting to talk about all of that, and the truth is we've barely started [on the film]," Kasdan told Collider.
The director revealed that they were just getting into the conversation about the threequel before the pandemic, and they will "re-engage it as soon as everybody's settled."
Much of the films' success can be attributed to Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black's performance, so we're expecting the four of them to return for their respective game avatar roles.
Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, Ser'Darius Blain, and Morgan Turner were also featured as unlucky players in the past two films, so they're also likely to come back to solve the mess that happened at the end of the second film.
Nick Jonas and Awkwafina may also return as remaining Jumanji avatars Jefferson 'Seaplane' McDonough and Ming Fleetfoot, together with Colin Hanks as Alex Vreeke.
Danny DeVito appeared as Spencer's (Wolff) grandfather Eddie in the second film, so we're still not discounting the possibility of his return.
The film is still in the early-stage, so much of the plot details remain unknown.
However, we could find some clues based on the 'The Next Level' ending.
The sequel ends with the Jumanji game world coming into the real world like in the original 1995 movie.
This could potentially bring Dr. Smolder Bravestone and the other explorers into the real world too. Will they be able to operate by themselves in the real world, or will Spencer and his friends have to take over and use them as their avatars again?
We hope for the latter. It would be awesome to see the avatars team up with Spencer and the rest of the players to solve the situation.
We still don't have an expected release date for the third film, so we are still clueless about when the official trailer would drop.
So while waiting for updates, we'll leave you with the 'Jumanji: The Next Level' trailer below.