The original Jumanji may be too old for most kids to remember, but Sony Pictures is making sure its star, Robin Williams won't be forgotten in the sequel Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Jack Black about the upcoming adventure film. Black explained that the late Williams still had a role to play, with the new film featuring a tribute to him.
“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 [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.”
Black also said there will be differences between 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.
Based on what Black is telling us, I think it might be safe to assume that we will possibly see where and how Williams' character lived in the jungle while he was trapped inside the game. Maybe we will see his hut, his old clothing, or other remnants of his presence in that jungle. Pretty cool! What do you guys think?
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will hit theaters on December 20th.