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Release Date Set for Jumanji 3

<img style="max-width: 100%;" src="https://images-production.freetls.fastly.net/uploads/photos/file/271350/jumanji-dwayne-johnson.jpg?auto=compress&crop=top&fit=max&q=55&w=750%5D(Source: Life & Style)Sony has officially confirmed that Jumanji 3 will be released on December 13, 2019. <a href=" data-mce-src="https://images-production.freetls.fastly.net/uploads/photos/file/271350/jumanji-dwayne-johnson.jpg?auto=compress&crop=top&fit=max&q=55&w=750%5D(Source: Life & Style)Sony has officially confirmed that Jumanji 3 will be released on December 13, 2019.

Sony has officially confirmed that Jumanji 3 will be released on December 13, 2019. Variety revealed that Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillen will all reprise their roles. Director Jake Kasdan and producer Matt Tolmach will be on board, too.

(Spoiler warning: Details about the first two Jumanji films are discussed below.)

It will be interesting to see how Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’s central characters will return to the big screen again considering that the video game was destroyed at the end of the last film. Digital Spy points out that it’s one of the few movies that has an ending that doesn’t set up the next installment.

Since Johnson, Black, Hart, and Gillen play avatars inside Jumanji, the new story will have to figure out how the next film will play out. One theory is that they could play their actual characters who have to stop the Jumanji game wreaking havoc in the real world.

Done the right way this could actually lead to many more creative possibilities. And let’s not forget that Jon Favreau’s Zathura is a spin-off of the Jumanji franchise as well. It would certainly be interesting to see those two insane worlds collide.

Another aspect that could be explored in the new film is the motivation behind the game aside from simply causing anarchy. The next installment could finally explain where the game originated from; who or what made it; and why it was unleashed on the world. These are probably questions that fans have been wondering about ever since the first movie came out in 1995. The original Jumanji was a hit that garnered a huge following when it went to video and later television. Collider credits some of the success of the adventure film to Robin Williams’s performance. The original also broke new ground with its special effects, which were ahead of their time.

The movie’s fun-loving appeal translated to the latest edition with Dwayne Johnson now fronting the franchise. This soon led to the film branching out into a number of different ventures to build upon the hype machine surrounding one of this year’s biggest blockbusters. Among the many iconic films that have games on CheekyBingo, Jumanji has a slot title that has become very popular on the back of the Jake Kasdan-directed film. The game’s graphics simulate some of the most memorable scenes from the original film, such as the famous stampede and giant plant attack that resonate with fans even 22 years after the original was released. Killing Time previously pointed out that the sequel’s appeal is mainly due to its video game premise, which drew in the console crowd. Plus, it was an action/comedy, a genre enjoyed even by casual moviegoers.

Sony must be pretty confident to schedule the release of the next film just a week before the release of Star Wars Episode IX. But then again, it didn’t stop them from releasing Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle just 10 days before The Last Jedi, as it still achieved box office success.

*This look at the past and future of the Jumanji franchise was written by Sue Williams.

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle Poster

SPIDER-MAN WILL BE IN CAPTAIN AMERICA 3! SPIDEY IS NOW IN THE MCU!!!

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A couple of weeks ago, Sony sold 40% of the Spider-Man franchise back to Marvel.  My expectation was that Sony was going to continue developing their Spider-verse, but with Marvel’s guidance so it didn’t suck so so much.  What I didn’t expect is what happened last night.  Marvel and Sony announced Spider-Man is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Continue reading SPIDER-MAN WILL BE IN CAPTAIN AMERICA 3! SPIDEY IS NOW IN THE MCU!!!

Killing Time – June 12, 2014

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“As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

 The big entertainment news this week was out of E3 as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo rolled out game after game after game for the new systems they introduced last year.  I was heartened that there will be a point in the near future when the release of an Xbox One game is not a quasi-annual affair.  As an early adopter, sometimes I feel like I have it to play Blu Rays and prettier versions of Xbox 360 games.  Though there were a ton of trailers that looked cool, I have to say the one that made me pump my fist was for Rise of the Tomb Raider.  I played through the first game twice just for fun and that hasn’t happened since Final Fantasy X.  I was also impressed by Tom Clancy’s The Division, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Dragon Age Inquisition and the tiny peek into the new Star Wars Battlefront.  What was your “Game of E3” this year? Continue reading Killing Time – June 12, 2014

E3: Sony Press Briefing – All Trailers (Killzone, Destiny, Little Big Planet 3 and More!)

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Sony’s press conference took place much later in the day than Microsoft’s and – like Microsoft – focused almost exclusively on games (certainly not a bad thing). We here at KT are X-biased, but to our Sony brethern, I offer these pretty trailers from the 2014 Sony Playstation E3 Briefing.

Killzone: Shadow Fall Intercept

Destiny “New Beginnings” Trailer

The Order: 1886 was recently pushed into 2015, but received two trailers and a 2/20/15 release date.

Entwined

inFamous: First Light

Little Big Planet 3

Bloodborne

Far Cry 4 Gameplay Trailer

Dead Island 2

Battlefield: Hardline Multi-Player Trailer

Devolver Digital & Sony Partnership Trailer

Grim Fandango Remake Reveal Trailer

Let it Die

Abzu

No Man’s Sky

Mortal Kombat X Gameplay Trailer

The Last of Us Remastered Edition

Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain

Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Game Mode Trailer

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Sony Press Conference Closing Video

E3 2014 Schedule (June 9-11; Expect Big Things)

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The biggest event in the video game world kicks off today in Los Angeles as the Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3 as it’s called by everyone) kicks off.  Though the expo will last three days, the really big news will come flooding out of the press conferences by Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo (which is just holding a digital event this year), EA and Ubisoft.  By the time those conferences conclude, you’ll have a much better idea of what is coming to consoles over the next year to three years (depending on the title), and there will be a SLEW of trailers.  Last year, I grouped the trailers by each press conference so that I didn’t have to write 50 posts, frankly, and I think we’ll stick with that format this year.  Continue reading E3 2014 Schedule (June 9-11; Expect Big Things)