'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' sequel casts Danny DeVitoLast updated on Jan 06, 2019, 11:06 am
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle released in 2017 and immediately became a smash hit.
Not only did it become Sony's biggest ever title in the US, but also managed to make $962 million worldwide.
Naturally, a sequel was ordered to ride on the success of the movie. Now the sequel to the film has cast notable comic actor Danny DeVito.
Here's more about it.
Famous new stars join old heroes for the sequel
DeVito, most famous for his long-running role in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is going to be joined by Awkwafina, the star from the recent hit movie, Crazy Rich Asians.
These new high profile cast members will be joining the returning cast members from the first film, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Kevin Hart.
Jake Kasdan is returning as director.
Dwayne Johnson excited at the prospect of DeVito joining
Dwayne Johnson commented on DeVito's joining, saying, "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".
DeVito going strong in the showbiz with upcoming movies
DeVito has spent almost 50 years in the show business and appears in the FX show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia which has entered its 13th season.
In films, the veteran actor has 2 Disney movies lined up in 2019, including Tim Burton's Dumbo. DeVito plays the ringmaster Max Medici in the movie.
He is also appearing in Disney's The One and Only Ivan.
A new look at Jumanji, but DeVito's role unknown
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle deviated from the source book and the 1995 film starring Robin Williams.
Instead of making Jumanji a board game, the newly imagined movie made it a video game where the teens are transformed into their in-game adult avatars.
The sequel will carry on the adventures in a similar vein but DeVito's role and the plot are currently under wraps.