Jack Black Explains How The Jumanji Sequel Pays Tribute To Robin Williams

SHARE
share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook

Hollywood funnyman Jack Black is only one of the stars that will be taking center stage for the reboot/sequel of Jumanji titled Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Since Jumanji is one of the more popular films of the late Robin Williams, it's no mystery that the sequel will be paying tribute to his character of Adam Parrish.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Black explains:

"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. [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."

Advertisement

In the original movie, young Alan Parrish is sucked into the Jumanji game and comes out several years later fully-grown and played by Robin Williams. The older Parrish also comes back with a set of survival skills after living several years in the jungle, so it's very likely he has his own sanctuary in the world of Jumanji. Not to mention, the animated Jumanji series also shows more of Parrish and the kids walking around the jungle.

Here's the movie synopsis:

Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle comes out Dec. 20.

See Also: Watch The Rock Star In Fake Sequels For Napoleon Dynamite, Home Alone, and Goodfellas