Picking up 20 years after the original, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle brings back the classic board game in a new format, but does that include the movie itself having a post-credits scene?
Not quite a remake, not quite a sequel, Jumanji 2 evolves the titular cursed board game/trap from a simple "roll the dice and run" experience to fully fleshed-out video game, now taking players into the jungle. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Kevin Hart as the in-game avatars of four modern children sucked into the game during detention, and for the most part is faithful to the legacy of the Robin Williams' 90s classic, albeit with a greater focus on gaming tropes.
The big difference is that, at the end, there's no overt tease for another film, especially strange given many are expecting this to spawn a whole new series. However, if this compels you to stick through the credits, be warned: there is no post-credits scene to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Of course, the credits are still a chance to listen to the film's score, so you can definitely stick around to listen to that unimpeded. Jumanji's soundtrack is one of the more striking of recent family tentpoles, although that may be because certain beats seem to recall Wizard of Oz and Mission: Impossible.
There Is Something At The End of The Credits, However
All that said, there technically is something at the end of the credits - it's just not a scene, per se. Somewhat in the tradition of IT, which had a brief audio clip of floating children singing "Oranges and Lemons" and Pennywise laughing, teasing his return for Chapter 2, in the very last moments of Jumanji you can hear the drums of the game playing, possibly hinting that it will be back after all.
Whether this means a sequel for sure or is just a little callback is currently unclear. As already stated, there's no explicit setup for Jumanji 3 in the film, and neither have we got any real suggestion if this is going to become one of The Rock's many franchises or was simply a one-shot Christmas jaunt to keep the icon on our screens that bit longer. Just wait and see.
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) release date: Dec 20, 2017