Date: 4th January 2019

Awkwafina Nears Deal to Join Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in 'Jumanji' Sequel.

Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina is in talks to join Jumanji 3, the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Sony teamed up with Dwayne Johnson to make a long-awaited sequel to the Robin Williams classic, but it was more of a soft-reboot than a true sequel.

Awkwafina, one of 2018's breakout stars, would star alongside Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson in a significant role in what will be the sequel to 2017’s "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle".

Despite many not believing in the need for the movie, audiences came out in droves to see Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and propelled it to grossing almost $1 billion worldwide. Sony moved quick to get a sequel to the reboot off the ground and are hoping to release it at the end of this year. Dwayne Johnson is back to headline the cast and will once again be paired up with Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan.

There's no concrete start date for production, but with a December 2019 release date set, everything will need to come together rather quickly if Sony wants to hit that date as they've it made clear it's their intention.

Source: Press Release