– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been quite the unexpected hit for Sony. As of this writing, it’s taken in $857 million worldwide, which is well above any expectations — especially with it opening so close to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Sony is wasting no time on this, and is hoping to get another film out by December of 2019, which is a bit ambitious, to say the least.

It turns out they’re already taking their first steps. According to a new report from Deadline, screenwriters Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner are in talks to pen the script for Jumanji 3.

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In addition to being two of the many writers that worked on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the duo is known for writing such scripts as The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Dark Tower, The 5th Wave, and the upcoming Venom. While their track record may not seem promising, it’s worth noting that a writer’s quality is hard to gauge in Hollywood, where everyone in their mother has the ability to meddle in creative decisions.

However, given that the studio seemed to be in the right mindset for Welcome to the Jungle, it may result in a better collaboration that results in a great product — hopefully. Sony also has a tendency to run their franchises into the ground…hopefully, this isn’t the case with that.

Also of note in this report is that stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan are expected to return. They also state “the rest of the ensemble,” though we’re not sure if that includes the kids from the most recent film. We’ll have to wait and see.

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SOURCE: Deadline

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.