To this day, Jumanji has such a huge influence for everyone who watched the hit mid ’90s movie starring non-other than the late Robin Williams who brought the film to life. When it was announced there would be a sequel to this movie two years ago, most were wondering how this would (or would not) tie into the original film.
Just recently, Jack Black who will star in the upcoming film spoke with The Hollywood Reporter to explain how Alan Parish (Robin William’s original character) will play a role and also pay tribute to the iconic actor:
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.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will not only star Jack Black, who will portray professor Shelly Oberon, but also featured will be Dwayne Johnson as Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Kevin Hart as Moose Finbar, and Karen Gillan as Ruby Roundhouse. The four stars will team up to navigate their way through the world of Jumanji which will be a completely different look from the original film.
For those who remember, we only saw the aftermath of Williams’ character being sucked out of the game years later. This will be an interesting look as to see how he survived all those years.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle premieres December 20th.