The original Jumanji film was first released in 1995 with the late Robin Williams at it’s behest. It seemed like a mistake to many to attempt to revive the classic movie franchise over two decades later, but Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson did just that in 2017 with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The duo even managed to repeat their success in 2019 with the sequel Jumanji: The Next Level, and it appears they are hoping to do so once more with a fourth Jumanji movie. Hiram Garcia, President of Seven Bucks Productions, confirmed in a recent interview with Comic Book that they are looking to expand upon the Jumanji universe and add a fourth film in the franchise.
Seven Bucks Productions is actually owned by the legendary wrestler himself, so it is of no surprise that Garcia would like to extend the franchise further. Still, when asked, his eagerness and vision for the Jumanji franchise was clear: “I can’t tell you anything, but we do have big plans for it and that’s one of our favorite projects to work on.” Though the film is reportedly still in the early stages of production, Garcia and his team at Seven Bucks have high hopes for the franchise moving forward and will continue to build upon the classic story. Admittedly, they have every reason to be after the first two films amassed over a combined $1.7 billion.
It was five years ago when the first film featuring Hart and Johnson side by side hit theaters with 2016’s Central Intelligence. Since then, the duo has been an active and incredibly successful force in Hollywood. Thus it is no huge surprise that they are looking to continue with the same formula moving forward, producing the film’s directly via The Rock’s personal production company. While it is still too early to tell any of the details about the upcoming fourth installment, fans will be excited to hear about the continuation of such a classic franchise.