Jumanji The Next Level Filming Locations Guide: Where was Jumanji 2 filmed?

Where was Jumanji the next level filmed
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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Karen Gillian, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black are back for the sequel of the blockbuster hit referred to as Jumanji 2 by some, or as Jumanji 3 if you count the 1995 movie with Robin Williams as the first in the franchise. Joining the cast are Danny DeVito (Spencer's grandfather Eddie, who ends up in the game playing as Dr. Bravestone), Danny Glover (playing Franklin Finbar), rapper Awkwafina (who starred Crazy Rich Asians) and Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane from Game of Thrones). Jake Kasdan also returns to direct.

Jumanji: The Next Level was filmed in Georgia, Hawaii and California like its predecessor, incorporating New Mexico and Alberta (Canada) to the filming locations list. Studio work was done at Blackhall Studios in Atlanta.

The in-game universe is expanding beyond the jungle. In The Next Level the characters are switching roles and exploring from arid deserts to snow capped mountains, in order to escape the letal fantasy board game. You can also check out our post about where was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle filmed following this link.

Newnan and Atlanta, Georgia

Nora bar location in Newnan
Local media reported that winter scenes were filmed around the main square in downtown Newnan, doubling for Brantford in New Hampshire. The shoot was set at 19 W. Court Square and at 8 E. Washington Street, where the 24h Nora's dinner was located. The 2018 movie also with Jack Black The house with a clock in its walls and the new HBO series Watchmen were also shot in the nicely preserved period streets of this picturesque small city. Alex's family house in Brantford is actually located at 156 Westminster Drive Northeast in Ansley Park (Atlanta). Some further filming took place in the Georgia State University also in Atlanta. Camel scenes were filmed at Lithonia rock quarry. The Oasis city level was shot in the studio.
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Image courtesy of Sony Pictures and Google Maps - Nora's Restaurant Map / House Map Location

Oahu, Hawaii

Jumanji 2 shooting in Hawaii
Reel News Hawaii reported that cast and crew were filming back in Hawaii on Oahu island. They set up in the exact same location as they did for the last movie in the jungle at the falls of Waimea Valley. This is also the same spot where the group first entered the game in Welcome to the Jungle and Jack Black (Professor Sheldon) got eaten by an Hippo. Also a unit mounted a buggy on a hydraulic gimbal surrounded blue screen in a parking lot at Kalaeloa Airport, to film reaction shots for the dune chase. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures - Map

Glamis Sand Dunes, California

Desert dunes scene
The Glamis Imperial Sand Dunes (aka Algodones Dunes or the sand-toy capital of the world), is a recreation area in the desert where you can surf or ride a dune on board a buggy. The crew took over the Osborne Lookout. Film crews built a set with many old scattered vehicles rotting under the scorching sun. This location was used in 1983 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi to shoot the Sarlacc Pit battle. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures - Map

Shiprock, New Mexico

Jumanji drehorte
A portion of the movie was also shot using the iconic Shiprock on the Navajo Nation as background for the action. Here was the scene where Dr. Xander "Smolder" Bravestone and Franklin "Mouse" Finbar have a fight. The production took advantage of the new film incentives law to shot in New Mexico, as reported by local news channel KFOX. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures - Map

Fortress Mountain, Canada

castle mountain scenes
Jumanji 3 was also filming scenes on top of a glacier, in the Fortress Mountain Resort (Kananaskis Valley, Canadian Rockies). The mysterious Jurgen the Brutal stronghold nestled in Mount Zhatmire's rock was CGI'd on Gusty Peak (on the right). The natural beauty of this region is very much appreciated by filmmakers. Also big budget productions like Cold Pursuit, War for the Planet of the Apes or the acclaimed 2016 movie The Revenant were recorded here. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures - Map

Bonus Filming Location: Zhangjiajie, China

monkeys bridge scene
There is a sequence where the troupe face hundreds of mandrill monkeys and the mobile liana bridges. The stone pillars are inspired by the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan Province, as the shoot was all done with green screens and CGI. Framed in a subtropical forest setting, the spikes are the result of many centuries of physical erosion. This pinnacle landscape, surrounded by lush vegetation, became popular after the release of 2009 Avatar. James Cameron's film featured this scenery transformed into the floating Hallelujah Mountains.
Image courtesy of Carlos Adampol - Map

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  1. The information for where Jurgen the Brutal’s stronghold was CGIEd on top of Gusty Peak is not correct. The photo clearly shows Mount James Walker as the summit that the castle was CGIed on. Gusty Peak, is not even in the image (neither is The Fortress Mountain) both are out of view and to the right (north) of Mount James Walker.


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