Actor-singer Nick Jonas is back to work after his marriage to Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra in December last year, and he already has a number of projects in his kitty. The last Hollywood movie he was seen in was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. Nick had played the part of Jefferson ‘Seaplane’ McDonough in the fantasy action-adventure comedy film, and now it appears he will be reprising his role for the sequel.
Nick, who played the part of a young aircraft pilot stuck in Jumanji for 20 years in the 2017 movie, had himself shared the news on his Instagram page with a clip from the first movie. He captioned it, “Guess who’s back… Let’s go people! The #Jumanji sequel is on the way and I couldn’t be more excited to bring Alex back to the big screen.”
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Danny DeVito and Danny Glover have also joined the cast, and the four teens from the first film (Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Alex Wolff) are also returning. Awkwafina, as reported by Deadline.com, is in final negotiations for a significant role.
The first movie was directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner. Jake will be returning as director, but so far not much has been revealed about the plot of the sequel which is slated to be released in theaters December 13.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a sequel to the 1995 hit Jumanji, starring Robin Williams. Set in the present day, the reboot follows four high school students placed in detention together. The quartet is assigned to the school’s basement and then transported into the Jumanji board game after they activate the discarded game.
Meanwhile, Nick has also been busy with filming of UglyDolls, an upcoming American computer-animated jukebox musical comedy film directed by Kelly Asbury. His other project is Midway, an upcoming historical action drama film directed by Roland Emmerich.