With the upcoming Jumanji sequel, Sony wants to make sure that original's star won't be forgotten. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Jack Black explained that Robin Williams' Alan Parrish still had a role to play in the new film.
"We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it’s life or death, but while we’re there, we find clues left behind by (Robin Williams’ character Alan Parrish). He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation. It’s like he’s there helping us without actually being there."
He then went on to discuss a key difference between the original Jumanji and the sequel.
"(In the original) you never got to see the inside world, but this one takes place primarily inside the jungle of Jumanji. That’s the coolest part of the film – we’re able to transport the audience to that secret and wondrous land, with the danger and the beauty."
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Alex Wolff and Morgan Turner, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle arrives in theaters on December 20th.
Source: THR Heat Vision
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