Jack Black Says He’s Retiring, Jumanji


“I’ve been saying for a long time that this is the last movie.”

Jack Black has opened up about his early retirement plans, saying he originally earmarked Jumanji: The Next Level to be his final film.

In an interview with Balance, Black revealed that his part as Professor Shelly Oberon in the Jumanji reboot sequel may be one of the last roles of his acting career, as he has had it pegged as his final swan-song for quite a while.

“Maybe one more movie,” Black told the outlet. “I’m kind of enjoying the idea of early retirement… I’ve been saying for a long time that this is the last movie. We’ll see. I can’t really say what my next thing is because it’s too early; it’s a jinxer. I’ve got a couple of tricks up my sleeve. But not too many. I’m looking to wrap it up pretty soon. Ride off into the sunset.”

The actor and musician explained that he wants to step away from the big screen to focus on family life, as he currently “spends too much time away from home”, though he also admitted he would be open to the idea of television work, so long as the schedule allowed him to strike a better work-life balance.

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