Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter at a photo call held on the sidelines of CineEurope in Barcelona, Jack Black – who had just moments earlier straddled an animatronic crocodile for the benefit of the cameras – explained that the late great Robin 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,” he said. “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 explained one key difference between Jumanji and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
“[In the original] you never got to see the inside world,” he said. “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.Read more at HollywoodReporter