Recording artist and actor Nick Jonas is set to reprise his role as Alex in the “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” follow-up from Sony Pictures. Jonas is returning alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan as well as director Jake Kasdan.
Jonas’ Alex/Jefferson “Seaplane” McDonough was the fifth player discovered in the game. He is a young aircraft pilot who had been stuck in Jumanji for 20 years.
Also set to come back are the four avatar-transforming teens — Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner and Alex Wolff. In addition, as previously reported, Awkwafina is in final negotiations for a significant role, while Danny DeVito and Danny Glover have officially signed on to join the cast.
The studio is remaining tight-lipped on the plot to the sequel, which is slated to be released in theaters Dec. 13. Kasdan co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Kasdan, Matt Tolmach and Seven Bucks execs Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are producing the project.
Jonas, repped by WME, Philymack Management and Schreck, Rose, Dapello, most recently completed production on Roland Emmerich’s “Midway” as well as the Doug Liman-directed post-apocalyptic thriller “Chaos Walking” at Lionsgate.