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04.11.2016
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Disney must really love what they have on their hands with THE JUNGLE BOOK, because, days before the film is set to be released in theaters, The Mouse is in negotiations for Jon Favreau and Justin Marks to return for a sequel. 

Favreau would once again return to the director's chair with Marks penning the screenplay for the follow-up. Rudyard Kipling did write a sequel himself - The Second Jungle Book - in 1895, which featured five Mowgli stories, and it's believed Disney would mine that source material for whatever Favreau would deliver next. 

THE JUNGLE BOOK has been garnering strong advance buzz heading into its release date with overwhelmingly positive reviews carrying the day for the film. With a fantastic box office take expected, it's no wonder Disney would want to get several balls in motion to make a sequel happen sooner rather than later. All of their live-action reimaginings have been big money for them thus far - ALICE IN WONDERLAND, CINDERELLA, MALEFICENT. Looks like they're banking big on THE JUNGLE BOOK next to do the same.

THE JUNGLE BOOK is in theaters this Friday, April 15.

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4:12PM on 04/12/2016
I hope Mowgli and his animal pals visit London in the sequel, it always turns out to be a good idea for sequels.
I hope Mowgli and his animal pals visit London in the sequel, it always turns out to be a good idea for sequels.
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8:39AM on 04/12/2016
I knew it. The movie was actually really good, but when I saw how the ending differs from the old Disney cartoon it's no surprise that they are moving ahead with a sequel.
I knew it. The movie was actually really good, but when I saw how the ending differs from the old Disney cartoon it's no surprise that they are moving ahead with a sequel.
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9:35PM on 04/11/2016
Film looks great and I'm not surprised that the sequel is being fast tracked considering all of the talent that came together to make this happen. And good for Favreau as well; I've always enjoyed his films and thought he was always a solid director. And as much as I love Shane Black, I would have liked to have seen Favreau direct one more Iron Man film since he was kind of screwed over by the first sequel due to the writer's strike.
Film looks great and I'm not surprised that the sequel is being fast tracked considering all of the talent that came together to make this happen. And good for Favreau as well; I've always enjoyed his films and thought he was always a solid director. And as much as I love Shane Black, I would have liked to have seen Favreau direct one more Iron Man film since he was kind of screwed over by the first sequel due to the writer's strike.
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7:06PM on 04/11/2016

Great!

I was lucky enough to see it here in Australia a week ago (they had preview screenings two Sundays ago and it open last Thursday).

This movie is spectacular. Not only the photography is great and the animals are completely photorealistic, but also the movie pays respect to the original Disney animated one and it is just an endearing, beautiful movie on its own. Can't leave without mentioning the great cast and what a great introduction to the child actor who plays Mowgli.

If the second
I was lucky enough to see it here in Australia a week ago (they had preview screenings two Sundays ago and it open last Thursday).

This movie is spectacular. Not only the photography is great and the animals are completely photorealistic, but also the movie pays respect to the original Disney animated one and it is just an endearing, beautiful movie on its own. Can't leave without mentioning the great cast and what a great introduction to the child actor who plays Mowgli.

If the second one ends up being as half as good as this one, I'd still say bring it on!!!
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5:56PM on 04/11/2016
Good !
The first one is great, so bring on the next chapter in Mowgli's life in the Jungle !
Good !
The first one is great, so bring on the next chapter in Mowgli's life in the Jungle !
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5:03PM on 04/11/2016
they're not going to wait 40 years to do the sequel? To you know, stay in-line with the way the animated movies did it ;-)
they're not going to wait 40 years to do the sequel? To you know, stay in-line with the way the animated movies did it ;-)
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