Danny DeVito has been tapped to join the cast of the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
DeVito will star in the follow-up to the acclaimed feature alongside returning ensemble including Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle directed by Jake Kasdan was a huge hit, grossing $962 million worldwide.
While details of DeVito’s character are kept tightly 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.”
News of Devito’s casting comes just a day after it was confirmed that Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina is in final negotiations to star in the film.