Jack Black Explains How the New Jumanji Movie Connects to the Original
When people first heard a sequel to the Robin Williams adventure film Jumanji was getting a reboot, not too many were pleased, even if it did feature the infinitely awesome Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Fans of the first movie were worried that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle would throw away the first film’s events in order to begin a new franchise. Bringing an end to that speculation, actor Jack Black has revealed that the new Jumanji movie will indeed pay tribute to the original and specifically to William’s character of Alan Parish.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Jack Black, who portrays Professor Shelly Oberon in the upcoming film, says that while exploring the jungle within the Jumanji game, he and his co-stars (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan) will find various clues left behind by Parish from when he was trapped there in the original movie. These remnants are said to play a key role in helping the group on their journey to complete the game.
He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation,” said Black. “It’s like he’s there helping us without actually being there.”
Black also went on to say that what makes the new Jumanji movie different to the original is its setting in the previously unseen and dangerous jungle, calling it “the coolest part of the film”. By the way that Black lays it out, it may just be the movie we are all hoping it is. What do you think? Are you happy Robin Williams is returning in such a clever way? Does this news give you a bit more hope that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will be a success? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.