The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) Got To See Jumanji: the Next Level Early, Is Pumped For Release
Among the many ways that Dwayne “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson has maintained his iconic big screen status in recent years is by being one of the main stars of the Jumanji franchise.
We saw his debut as Dr. Smolder Bravestone in 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and he’ll be back for another round of pandemonium in Jumanji: The Next Level.
While the public is still a month away from getting to see the third Jumanji movie, Dwayne Johnson has already watched and can’t wait for everyone else to take it in. See for yourself!
JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL – Official Trailer (HD)
JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL – Final Trailer (HD)
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Life is noisy. Life is busy. Nice to sit in a quiet, empty theater with @laurenhashianofficial and watch our new JUMANJI: The Next Level. After two years of hard work (from thousands of people 🙏🏾) it’s finally ready. We made a good one. Excited for you and your families to watch it. #lifeisagift #jumanji December 13th 🌏
While most of you who will check out Jumanji: The Next Level will do so in a crowded theater, but due to being one of the threequel’s main stars, Dwayne Johnson shared on Instagram that he had the privilege of getting to see it an empty theater… well, mostly empty if he was accompanied by a few guests. Regardless, the movie played out just like it will to the masses, and it won’t be too much longer before the common folk get to see the efforts of Johnson’s hard work with the rest of The Next Level’s cast and crew.
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Along with receiving a lot of positive reception, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a surprise commercial success, making over $962 million worldwide during its theatrical run.
With a performance like that, it was understandable that talk of a sequel started circulating, and sure enough, it was officially announced in early 2018 that Jumanji 3 was in development, with the full title not being revealed until this past July.
Dwayne Johnson is just one of the many actors who are reprising their Welcome to the Jungle roles for Jumanji: The Next Level, with the others including Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. All four of those actors appear as avatars within the Jumanji video game, but this time around, most of these avatars will behave differently than they did in the last movie.
With the exception of Karen Gillan’s Ruby Roundhouse, all of the main avatars in Jumanji: The Next Level will be controlled by different characters. In Smolder Bravestone’s case, he’ll be the avatar for Danny DeVito’s Eddie Gilpin, the grandfather of Spencer Gilpin, who has gone missing at the start of the movie and has since been revealed to be occupying the avatar of Nick Jonas’ “Seaplane” McDonough.
Other switch-ups for Jumanji: The Next Level include Anthony “Fridge” Johnson playing as Professor Shelly Oberon, Danny Glover’s Milo Walker playing as Mouse Finbar and Bethany Walker… well, temporarily playing as a horse before being moved back into Shelly Oberon, her original character.
We’ll have to wait and see if audiences respond to Jumanji: The Next Level the same way they did to Welcome to the Jungle, but recent estimates place it at earning between $66-76 million domestically opening weekend, approximately twice was its predecessor pulled in during its first days.
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That’s even more impressive when you consider that while The Next Level won’t be opening opposite of a Star Wars movie like Welcome to the Jungle did, it does have a lot of competition that weekend, like Black Christmas, Bombshell and Richard Jewell.
Jumanji: The Next Level hits theaters on December 13, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more coverage in the weeks ahead.
About Jumanji The Next Level – Wiki
Jumanji: The Next Level is an upcoming American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Kasdan, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg.
It is a sequel to the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the fourth installment of the Jumanji franchise. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, and Madison Iseman, reprising their roles from the previous film, alongside newcomers Awkwafina, Danny Glover, and Danny DeVito.
It is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2019 by Sony Pictures Releasing under its Columbia Pictures label.
Unknown to his friends, Spencer kept the pieces of the Jumanji video game and one day repaired the system in the basement of his grandfather’s house. When Spencer’s friends Bethany, Fridge, and Martha arrive, they find Spencer missing and the game running and decide to re-enter Jumanji to save him.
Spencer’s grandfather Eddie and his friend Milo Walker hear the commotion and inadvertently get sucked into the game too before any of Spencer’s friends can select their avatars. With a new quest offered to them by Nigel Billingsley, the teenaged friends must help Eddie and Milo get used to their in-game avatars, get them to help find Spencer and Bethany, and escape Jumanji once again and for all.
Jumanji The Next Level release date
The film is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2019. An official trailer was released on July 1, 2019. A final trailer was released on October 31, 2019. The film’s Australian Release Date is December 26 2019. Watch official and final trailer above.