It’s long been debated as to whether or not Jack Black returns as R.L. Stine in Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, which arrives in theaters on October 12th. When the first trailer arrived, it seemed pretty clear he wouldn’t be back, which was a bit odd considering the first film’s success – and that Stine is a central character in the franchise. From the looks of everything, it would appear that Sony would be turning Slappy the Dummy into the face of Goosebumps.
Sony is kicking off fall by revealing they tricked us, and have rewarded us with this brand new Goosebumps trailer that’s jam-packed with treats – yes, Jack Black does in fact returns as R.L. Stine!
There’s also this tweaked mini-synopsis:
“When the Goosebumps monsters bring Halloween to life, three kids get a little help from an old friend…”
The cast includes Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Jeong (Hangover), Chris Parnell (Anchorman), Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Ben O’Brien (Manchester by the Sea), Caleel Harris (“Castle Rock”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (IT) and Peyton Wich (“Stranger Things”). Ari Sandel directed the sequel.