Jumanji 4 Producer Teases a 'Really Big Vision' for the Sequel

 


As the longtime producing partner of Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia seems to be one of the busiest producers in the business when it comes to discussing the big plans ahead for his future collaborations with The Rock. With Black Adam coming this year, Red Notice having made waves in 2021, and the Christmas movie Red One heading into production, you would be forgiven for thinking this would be enough to keep the team going for now, but it seems that along with a Jungle Cruise sequel, a fourth installment of the Jumanji franchise is also very much on the cards - and it is going to be big.

While speaking to Collider about a number of topics, Garcia mentioned what can be expected when Jumanji 4 does come down the river, but also revealed that none of the upcoming sequels were a given, mainly because Johnson is picky over which franchises he actively pursues as otherwise he says he “would literally never not be working.” In the interview, Garcia teased:

"It's going to happen. It's going to happen, for sure. We have a really big vision for that third Jumanji movie. We just were discussing the pitch the other day. We're bringing it into Sony shortly. But that movie's going to happen. It's going to happen after Red One, but that timing actually works out well with all of the actors scheduled anyway. As you can imagine, Kevin [Hart] is super busy doing a million things, just like DJ is. All of the actors are super busy. So the timing is going to work out great, but we have a really great pitch for the movie we're about to bring into the studio, probably going to get a script written soon. Sometime after Red One, Jumanji's going to be on deck once it's ready to go, and we have a really big vision for that movie."

Garcia continued, "We love it, and we love that Jumanji family. That cast, the group of filmmakers, it's one of our favorite experiences, love that whole team, Matt Tolmach, Jake Kasdan. But then when you're having Jack [Black] and Karen [Gillan] and Kevin, again, another one of those special movies where you have just a bunch of giant megastar actors, and it's just all the best. Those sets are one of the most fun sets you could ever be on. Everyone is so kind, so delightful. They all get along so well. It's such a family that making those movies is just a true joy. Whenever we can do them, we love to come back for it, so that's always a priority for us. That's a big one for us that we definitely want to be able to come back and tell that third movie."

While there was a lot of doubt about Jumanji being rebooted, the arrival of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle proved that there was life in the franchise without Robin Williams, and while the original still stands on its own merit, Johnson’s action-packed, fun interpretation of the movie has proved to be a real crowd-pleaser and it is not surprising that we are now eagerly awaiting another game.


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