Jumanji 4 release date speculation, cast, plot, trailer, and news

We expect more adventuring from Dwayne Johnson and the gang when the Jumanji 4 release date comes around. Dr Smolder Bravestone has been away for too long.

Here's what we know about the Jumanji 4 release date

What is the Jumanji 4 release date? In the ’90s, we wouldn’t have had Jumanji pegged as the starting point for one of the best adventure movie franchises in Hollywood. But that would be reckoning without the incredible star power of Dwayne Johnson. Put him in khaki and he can achieve anything.

Jumanji has become a global phenomenon since New Girl director Jake Kasdan started making new movies, with the dynamite chemistry between Johnson and Kevin Hart, fresh from their best comedy movies, at its heart. Welcome to the Jungle and The Next Level stand among the best adventure movies of recent years, delivering real thrills with tongue lodged firmly in cheek.

That all sounds positive, right? So why haven’t we had a fourth movie? Well, there are lots of reasons for that, but we’re very positive for the future. Here’s what we know so far about the Jumanji 4 release date and whether all of those big stars will be back. We’ve learned a lot, and we didn’t even need a cheat code.

Jumanji 4 release date speculation

We think a December 2025 release date is likely for Jumanji 4, but there’s no official word yet. The movie hasn’t even begun filming.

Kevin Hart said in 2023 that he hopes the movie will get moving soon, and that he and Johnson have been in active talks about it. Karen Gillan has also said the whole cast is ready and waiting for timescales to be worked out. It’s not much to go on, but that’s what we’ve got.

So, in short, Jumanji 4 is a slave to movie star schedules. These are some of the busiest names in Hollywood, so that’s quite a WhatsApp group they’ll need to organize this.

Jumanji 4 release date: the group of avatars in the game world

Who will be in the Jumanji 4 cast?

We are sure that the real-life characters and the in-game avatars will be making a comeback, including Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan.

I mean, we can’t fathom a Jumanji movie without Johnson, Gillan, Jack Black, or Kevin Hart, can we? Those guys are the beating heart of this delightfully bizarre world. Other potential names include Nick Jonas, and Awkwafina coming back as the other in-game avatars, Jefferson ‘Seaplane’ McDonough and Ming Fleetfoot.

There’s also a good chance that Bebe Neuwirth gets more to do, having reprised her role from the original movie at the end of The Next Level. If Jumanji is bleeding back in the real world, she’s about as big an expert as anyone can find.

Tantalizingly, there have been some rumors about Brendan Fraser possibly joining the cast for the new movie. It’s entirely possible that this is wild fan speculation based on a meeting between Johnson and Fraser at the Oscars, but let’s start the campaign right now to get Fraser in the movie.

Jumanji 4 release date: Dwayne Johnson on a motorbike in the jungle

Here is the potential Jumanji 4 cast list:

  • Dwayne Johnson as Dr. Xander “Smolder” Bravestone
  • Kevin Hart as Franklin “Mouse” Finbar
  • Jack Black as Professor Sheldon “Shelly” Oberon
  • Alex Wolff as Spencer Gilpin
  • Karen Gillan as Ruby Roundhouse
  • Madison Iseman as Bethany Walker
  • Ser’Darius Blain as Anthony “Fridge” Johnson
  • Morgan Turner as Martha Kaply
  • Danny DeVito as Eddie Gilpin
  • Nick Jonas as Jefferson “Seaplane” McDonough
  • Awkwafina as Ming Fleetfoot
  • Bebe Neuwirth as Nora Shepherd

Jumanji 4 release date: the gang in a river next to a crocodile

What will Jumanji 4 be about?

It seems like the Jumanji 4 plot will take place in the real world, just like the ’90s movie, with dangerous wildlife running about the streets and causing chaos.

At the end of the last movie, we saw the game world come into the real world. That’s right, the same scenario that happened to Williams in one of the best family movies of the ’90s is happening again, only with a virtual twist.

With that in mind, we are curious to see how the film will handle the avatar in-game characters vs. their real-life players colliding. Are we gonna see Karen Gillan dance-fighting in a nightclub? Smolder Bravestone bringing his signature facial expression to a catwalk?

There is always the chance that the film will see the characters going back inside the game world to try and lock everything off. However, the potential of seeing the avatars gaining sentience and having a back-and-forth with the real-life players is too good to pass up in our minds.

Karen Gillan in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Is there a Jumanji 4 trailer?

There isn’t a Jumanji 4 trailer yet, and we’ll be waiting a while as there’s no official green light for the movie.

But in the meantime, find out how they made the other Jumanji films with this fascinating look at the behind-the-scenes work that went into one of the franchise’s biggest stunts. There’s a green screen, there’s a drone, there’s all sorts of movie magic.

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Where can I watch Jumanji 4?

The previous two Jumanji movies were released in cinemas exclusively before becoming available digitally months later, and Jumanji 4 will likely follow suit.

Jumanji has never followed a day-and-date release strategy, and it’s a massive hit in terms of box office returns, so there’s no way Sony will throw away that money. You can either book some tickets or wait for it to become available on VOD or the best streaming services.

You can watch the other best action movies in this series across multiple platforms. The original classic is available on Netflix, while Welcome to the Jungle is on Hulu, and The Next Level is streaming on Starz. They’re all available to buy or rent on various digital platforms, of course.

Jack Black in Jumanji

That’s all we know about Jumanji 4 so far, though interestingly we also know that the new Dungeons and Dragons movie was changed because of Jumanji. In Hollywood, all of the best movies are connected.

In the meantime, here’s our list of the best Dwayne Johnson movies, which include his Fast and Furious cast appearances. He even ended up as the reason why Fast Five got a silly nickname.

You might also be wondering if Johnson will show up again in the DCU, we’ve also got a guide on an unlikely Black Adam 2 release date as well as all of the announced Chapter 1 Gods and Monsters movies. We also need to say sorry to Dwayne, because we think Dave Bautista is the best wrestler turned actor. Watch the best Dave Bautista movies and tell us we’re wrong.