With everything that’s been going on with the world and constant delays in schedule, fans have been worried that we would never get another sequel, but it has been confirmed that no matter how long the wait, there will be a Jumanji 4.
In 1995, Joe Johnston directed the first Jumanji film. It followed two kids (played by Bradley Pierce and Kirsten Dunst) who find and start playing an old board game. While playing they release a man (played by Robin Williams) who had been trapped in the game for decades. Together they are tasked with restoring balance and finally finishing the game.
Twenty-two years later, a second film was created starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan and it was such a hit that they decided to make a third with an ending that brought back the concept from the original movie.
But will there be a Jumanji 4?
Why Has There Been A Delay?
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was released in 2017, two years before Jumanji: The Next Level was released (2019). Jumanji 4 is going to far exceed that and one of the main contributors has been the pandemic, but it hasn’t been the only reason.
The film’s all-star cast has had a lot of other projects that they have been working on, specifically Dwayne Johnson with DC’s Black Adam and his upcoming Christmas action film Red One and Karen Gillan with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Hiram Garcia (a producer that was involved in the 2017 and 2017 Jumanji movies) has confirmed in an interview that plans for Jumanji 4 were in the works. He told Collider, “It’s going to happen. It’s going to happen for sure. We have a great vision for the new Jumanji movie. We were discussing the launch the other day. We’re bringing it to Sony shortly.”
With how busy the cast has been with their other projects, fans probably shouldn’t be expecting the next film any time soon. Johnson has been instrumental in ensuring Sony’s success with projects in the past, so it isn’t likely that they will film the next one without him. The same goes for the rest of the incredibly entertaining cast, including the “teenagers”.
While we are sure that there will be a Jumanji 4, a date has not yet been confirmed for them to start filming.
While no exact details have yet been confirmed for the film, there are some hints as to what will happen in the mid-credits scene of Jumanji: The Next Level. In the short scene, Spencer’s mother (who is played by Marin Hinkle) and a heating mechanic are sucked into the game by accident and end up releasing some of Jumanji’s animals into the real world.
This is a callback to the first movie and gives way to so many possibilities in Jumanji 4. There is a chance that the avatar’s from the first two movies could finally make an appearance as themselves and we’d be able to see their real personalities.
There’s so much that Sony could decide to do with the next movie and I for one cannot wait to see what happens.
Producer Hiram Garcia Teases Great Idea For Dwayne Johnson’s Jumanji 4 Sequel
With all the movie cancellations and bad luck that producers seem to be having at the moment, being left with no news can be devastating for fans. While this information doesn’t come from the production company itself, it’s a massive relief to hear from producer Hiram Garcia that the next instalment for Jumanji (Jumanji 4) is still happening, but more patience will be needed.
The as-yet-untitled Jumanji 4 was announced a while back, but unfortunately, fans have heard little more since then. Producer of the first two reboot titles, Hiram Garcia mentioned in an interview with Collider that audiences had no reason to fear and that the movie is indeed still in the works. Unfortunately, the project has been put on hold for now due to schedule conflicts with the director Jake Kasdan and Dwayne Johnson, who are working on an upcoming holiday Prime Video film Red One.
“Jumanji is definitely going to happen. Obviously, Jake Kasdan is directing Red One so right now he’s working on that. But we have a ton of Jumanji conversations. We actually have a great take on what we’re going to do for the next movie. So, I know in talking with Jake, once he comes clear of Red One, that’s going to be his next priority for him and that’s something we definitely want to make.”
Fans can rest assured, encouraged by the enthusiasm of the producer and the director that while the next project may take a few years longer than they would like it to, all good things come to those who wait, and the next instalment is promising to be worth the wait indeed.
The original Jumanji movie starring Robbin Williams is based on the 1981 fantasy children’s picture book of the same name, which was written and illustrated by the American author Chris Van Allsburg. The book and original movie told the story of a brother and sister who play a board game set in the jungle that is magically brought to life, unleashing wild animals into the real world and wreaking unimaginable havoc.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Released 22 years after the original, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is considered to be the direct sequel to the original movie. Moving to a more modern concept, the movie strayed away from the original but made Jumanji an old video game rather than a board game. This time, instead of unleashing the jungle into the real world, four high school friends get sucked into the magical world of Jumanji. With only a few lives per player, the friends must survive the game to escape back to the real world.
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
The next instalment in the series saw the return of the cast as they entered the game once again, this time with increased stakes and more difficult odds, as the story of how to save Jumanji and leave the game has been made much more difficult this time.
A mid-credits scene showed a heater repair man accidentally coming across the game in one of the teens’ basements, shortly followed by a scene where ostriches stampeded down the streets in the real world. This might have seemed random to someone who had not watched the original movie, or read the book, but it looks like it set up a concept far more loyal to the wild events of the original where the jungle escapes the video game once again. This time, maybe the players will escape with it.
FAQs About Jumanji 4 Answered
Is Jumanji 4 coming out?
As of the time of writing, there has been no official announcement about a fourth Jumanji movie. However, this does not mean that a fourth movie will not be made in the future. In fact, the third Jumanji movie, Jumanji: The Next Level, was released in 2019, and it was a commercial success. Given the popularity of the franchise, it is possible that a fourth movie may be made at some point in the future.
What is Jumanji 4 called?
As mentioned above, there has been no official announcement about a fourth Jumanji movie, so we do not know what it would be called. However, it is possible that it would follow the naming convention established by the previous movies, which are all named after the game of Jumanji. If a fourth movie is made, it could be called Jumanji: The Final Level, Jumanji: The Last Game, or something similar.
Where can I watch Jumanji 4?
As of the time of writing, there is no Jumanji 4 to watch. However, if a fourth movie is made in the future, it will likely be released in theaters and on streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or Hulu. Fans can keep an eye out for announcements about the movie’s release to find out where they can watch it.
How many more Jumanji movies will there be?
As mentioned earlier, there has been no official announcement about a fourth Jumanji movie, so we do not know if there will be any more movies in the franchise. However, given the success of the previous movies, it is possible that more movies will be made in the future. Ultimately, the decision about whether to make more Jumanji movies will likely depend on factors such as audience interest, box office performance, and the availability of the actors and creative team involved in making the movies.
Why is Jumanji called Jumanji?
The word “Jumanji” is derived from the Zulu language, and it means “many effects.” The game in the Jumanji movies is a magical board game that causes all sorts of chaotic and dangerous events to happen in the real world when it is played. The name Jumanji is fitting because of the many effects that the game has on the characters in the movies, and the word also has a mysterious and exotic feel to it that adds to the movie’s overall atmosphere.
Was Jumanji destroyed?
In the movies, the Jumanji game is not destroyed, but rather it is beaten or completed by the characters. In the original Jumanji movie, the game is finished by two children who play it as adults, and all of the effects caused by the game are reversed. In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level, the characters enter the game’s world and complete various challenges to escape back to the real world. At the end of each movie, the characters are successful in their quest and are returned to the real world, leaving the game behind.