Nick Jonas Is Getting Back in the ‘Jumanji’ Game

It’s been a big year for Nick Jonas and we’re only two months in. He’s celebrated several wedding receptions and honeymoons, and now he’s ready to get back to work—or should we say, the jungle.

The 26-year-old newly married actor and singer just officially signed on to reprise his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle role in the forthcoming sequel.

Jonas played a teen stuck in a video game for decades in the 2017 version of the film. As an homage to the OG Jumanji, his character, Alex, lived in a dwelling that Robin Williams’s Alan Parrish constructed back in the day.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle followed four teenagers who are inexplicably sucked into a videogame (literally) and take the form of four avatars played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. The Rock, Hart, Black and Gillan are all confirmed to return for the sequel, as are the four actors who played their IRL teen iterations, Ser’Darius Blain, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, and Morgan Turner. In addition to the original cast members, Crazy Rich Asians’ gem Awkwafina, It’s Always Sunny star Danny DeVito and Proud Mary actor Danny Glover are joining in on the fun. (Sounds like a roaring good time if you ask us.)

Plot details about the second Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle haven’t yet been announced, but we do know Jake Kasdan is returning to direct and will write the script with fellow Jumanji vets Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker. So, it’s safe to say we expect the same high-jinks.

The untitled Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel hits theaters on December 13. We’ll see you then, Nick Jonas. Oh, and bring Priyanka Chopra if you can.

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