Jack Black Backtracks on Retirement Plan: 'I'm Only Getting Started'

Despite suggesting in a recent interview that 'Jumanji: The Next Level' could be his last movie, the 50-year-old actor calls his retirement rumors 'fake news.'

AceShowbiz - Jack Black is not ready to leave Hollywood just yet. Contrary to swirling report that he has planned an early retirement, the "Jumanji: The Next Level" actor has been caught on tape stating that he has no plan to step away from the camera.

In a paparazzi video obtained by Entertainment Tonight, the 50-year-old called the retirement story "fake news." While signing autographs, he could be clearly heard saying, "I'm not retiring. I'm not going anywhere." He went on to add, "I'm only getting started."

The actor voicing Po in the "Kung Fu Panda" film series has recently stirred up retirement buzz with his Balance interview. At the time, he told the magazine, "Well, I've got another Tenacious D record that I'd like to make. Maybe one more movie. I'm kind of enjoying the idea of early retirement."

When pressed about the reason behind the plan, the "School of Rock" star admitted that his family was "a big part of it." He explained, "I spend too much time away from home. 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."

Despite the confession, Black did note that he won't do it so early since he is still 50 years old. "I can't really say what my next thing is because it's too early; it's a jinxer," he elaborated. "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."

During the interview, Black also expressed his interest to be a part of a Quentin Tarantino film. "If something comes up, you know, obviously if Tarantino comes a-knocking, I'm gonna do that movie! Tarantino likes to talk about doing his last movie too," he spilled. "He says there's only one movie left. It might be 'Star Trek'. It might be who the hell knows?"

Black can be seen reprising his role as Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon in "Jumanji: The Next Level". This sequel of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" will hit theaters on December 13.

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