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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

I never would have expected that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle would be as good as it well. And even if I knew, you couldn’t have convinced me that it held its own against Star Wars: The Last Jedi as it did. And yet that’s exactly what it did, taking in nearly $1 billion worldwide. It was a feat that was a result of a variety of things coming together: a fun script, solid direction, great cast, and more.

It was inevitable that we would be getting a sequel, and it was something that Sony jumped on quickly. Given the video game-esque nature of the story, there was honestly endless opportunity to exploit this in a unique way, so it’s not exactly a stretch to find neat ways to exploit the premise. And now, they’re well underway, as star Dwayne Johnson shared in a tweet.

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The post hit yesterday during Valentine’s Day, and honestly I’m a bit surprised. This is a film that’s set to hit theaters this coming December — so that doesn’t give them a whole lot of time to shoot this thing, edit it, and do all the post necessary to make a polished product. But maybe they’re working with a lot of practical stuff, so the VFX in post won’t be as much of a concern.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.