‘Jumanji 3’ Adds Awkwafina to the Cast

Jumanji 3 is coming, and with the third entry in the franchise just gained rapper and actress Awkwafina.

According to a report from Variety, sources have confirmed to the outlet that the Crazy Rich AsiansOceans 8 star will be joining the returning cast of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle– Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan. Jake Kasdan is also returning to direct.

Actress/musician Awkwafina
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Awkwafina also has a semi-autobiographical television series in the works at Comedy Central currently, and is appearing in two films which premiere at Sundance Film Festival next month.

Back in August of 2018, Kasdan told /Film that the hope is to keep a level on continuity going, continuing with Jumanji 3:

“Our hope is to keep a long continuity through the whole thing, even though the story that we’re telling in the second movie, the movie that we’re working on right now is much more connected to the first movie that I made a year ago than it is to the original. We love the idea of keeping all of this together and connected in some way or another.”

The film still has a projected release date of December 13th 2019, which would put it in the path of Disney’s Star Wars: Episode IX.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



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