Danny DeVito Joins the “Jumanji” Sequel

Danny DeVito. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (9858880s)

Danny DeVito is making his way to the jungle.

DeVito is the most recent newcomer to the sequel to the 2017 hit feature, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. News of his casting comes just a day after The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina is in final negotiations to star in the film.

DeVito will star opposite returning ensemble including Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black. 

While details of DeVito’s character are kept under wraps Johnson did say that, “The magic of Jumanji is who becomes who. And the idea of Danny DeVito joining our cast was too irresistible and something we knew we wanted to deliver to our audience this upcoming Christmas. Dwanta Claus loves everyone.”

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle helmed by Jake Kasdan was a huge hit, hauling $962 million worldwide. It followed a group of four teens transported into the world of Jumanji, where they turn into their adult avatars. The1995 film starred Robin Williams.