Actor Jack Black spoke about his plans for early retirement, revealing that he originally earmarked Jumanji as his final film: The Next Level. In an interview with Balance, Black stated that his part in the Jumanji reboot sequel as Professor Shelly Oberon may be one of the last roles in his acting career, as he’s had it stuck for quite a while as his last swan-song.
“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.”
Moreover, the actor and musician clarified that he wanted to move away from the big screen to focus on family life, as he is presently “spending too much time away from home.”. Thus, he also confessed that he would be open to the idea of television work. Further, as long as the schedule permitted him to strike a better balance between work and life.
“I spend too much time away from home,” he confessed. “Maybe I’ll do a TV show here in town, so I can work the 9 to 5 and then get back home.
“We’ll see. I’m not a big five-year plan kind of guy though. I don’t really look down the road. I kind of take it day by day. And if something comes up, you know, obviously if [Quentin] Tarantino comes a-knocking, I’m gonna do that movie… Maybe I’m going to pull a Tarantino and say, ‘Guys. I’ve done 99 movies. I’m going to do one more. Gonna go out on top!'”
Thus, Jack Black has had a storied career that includes films, TV, and music. Also, he produced his feature film debut in Bob Roberts. Further, it is satirical mockumentary written, directed and starring by Tim Robbins. Thus, leading to several small film roles ahead of his breakout role in High Fidelity in 2000. Also, he won leading roles from there playing colorful characters in Shallow Hal, Nacho Libre, and Rock’s Prep.
So, the multi-talented funnyman then moved into more family-friendly films like the Kung Fu Panda show, Goosebumps, and the new reboot movies from Jumanji. Also, we called the film “a pleasure” in our review of Jumanji: The Next Step, saying “what seems like something that will be a boring escape turns out to be far more enjoyable than expected.” Jumanji and retirement aside.