It used to be the practice of studios that they would wait a little while to see how the film performed over an extended period of time before commissioning a sequel. As evidenced by films like Assassin’s Creed and The Jungle Book, that practice is gone; if a sequel isn’t being commissioned within a week of release then it’s being commissioned before the film is even out.
Such is the case with Jon Favreau‘s remake of The Jungle Book. Having enjoyed positive reviews and healthy box office returns, despite not being released in the U.S. and the U.K. as of yet, a sequel has been commissioned.
It is, of course, too early to say what a sequel might explore, but we do know that Favreau and his screenwriter Justin Marks will return to make it a reality. Having said that, their is a vast amount of Rudyard Kipling source material to choose from, so perhaps the future trajectory of the sequel is not beyond the deduction skills of fans.
While we’re waiting for a sequel, we can enjoy The Jungle Book when it is released April 15. The film stars Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken and Lupita Nyong’o. Check out the trailer below.