Danny Glover (The Old Man and the Gun, Proud Mary, Lethal Weapon films) has signed to appear in Sony Pictures’ sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Glover joins newcomers Danny DeVito (upcoming Dumbo, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s 8).
The trio will be starring opposite the returning cast, including Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. Character details for the new cast members are being kept under wraps, but it’s safe to say that they will turn into either Johnson, Black, Hart, or Gillan, so we assume one more big name will be announced soon.
“From Awkafina to Danny DeVito to now one of my action heroes, Danny Glover — it’s been awesome having so many actors and OG legends raise their hands wanting to come and play in our Jumanji universe,” Johnson told the trade. “‘Who turns into who?’ will always be the fun magic sauce for our audience.”
Jake Kasdan, who directed the 2017 release that grossed $962.1 million worldwide, is back to direct. The sequel’s script is by Kasdan, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Matt Tolmach is producing the feature along with Johnson’s Seven Bucks and Kasdan.
The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel has been set for a December 13, 2019 release.