As if Dwayne Johnson’s Jumanji reboot couldn’t get any better, the follow up to the international hit film has now added comedy veteran Danny DeVito to its cast.
DeVito will join returning cast members, Johnson, Karen Gillian and Kevin Hart as well as the recently announced Crazy Rich Asians breakout star Awkwafina. Jake Kasdan will also be returning to helm the sequel.
In a statement, Johnson commented “The magic of ‘Jumanji’ is who becomes who. And the idea of Danny DeVito joining our cast was too irresistible and something we knew we wanted to deliver to our audience this upcoming Christmas. Dwanta Claus loves everyone”
At this moment in time, plot details are being kept top secret and guarded by the enormous guns of Johnson. After all, you wouldn’t want to mess with the big fella.
Johnson’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a surprising smash hit, loved by both audiences and critics alike. The film followed a group of four teens transported into the world of Jumanji, where they turn into their adult avatars. The updated version saw the setting as a video game instead of a board game, on which the book and original 1995 film, starring Robin Williams, were focused. The film went on to break the box office, making $962 million worldwide.
DeVito can next be seen in Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo alongside Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell and Eva Green. He will also reprise his role of Vincent Benedict in Triplets, the follow up to the 1988 film in which he discovers he has a twin in the form of Arnold Schwarzenegger.