Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an upcoming movie that is expected to be released on December 20. Like its name suggests, it is a sequel to Jumanji, but it should be noted that it is supposed to be a standalone sequel. Something that is understandable because of Robin Williams’s tragic death in 2014. Regardless, since Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is scheduled to come out so soon, it should come as no surprise to learn that its marketing is stepping up, as shown by a recent featurette that was released.
What Does the New Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Featurette Tell Us?
The featurette provides a simple and straightforward introduction to the plot of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. For starters, the titular game is rather flexible in nature, seeing as how it has shown up in the upcoming movie as a video game. Granted, it looks like an old and outdated video game running on an old and outdated video game console, but it is nonetheless a video game. However, the core concept remains the same, so it should come as no surprise to learn that it sees four players being sucked into the setting of the video game. Amusingly, the four players are not transported to the setting within the game as representations of themselves but rather inserted into player avatars in much the same manner as a lot of video games out there, which is something that promises to provide a lot of fodder for jokes. Without going too much into spoilers, it is interesting to note that Jack Black is a member of the cast, who will be playing the player avatar of Bethany White, who is described as being the prettiest girl at the school that the four players attend.
Otherwise, it seems that viewers can expect much the same sort of content in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle as in its predecessor, which is to say, action adventure in a jungle setting but souped up to an extent. One short look at a scene suggests a retreat from attackers riding on motorcycles, who may or may not be carrying rocket launchers depending on exactly how accurate the editing of the featurette happened to be. Likewise, other scenes ranged from a snake in a basket and a stampede of rhinos to a fight in what looks like a marketplace. Summed up, while the content of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle won’t be same as that of its predecessor, it seems that the people behind the upcoming movie are serious about making sure that it will share the same spirit.
What Else Can We Expect from Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle?
As stated, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will be released on December 20, meaning that interested individuals can expect to see it in the not so distant future. It might interest some people to know that it will serve as a tribute to Robin Williams in a similar way to how its predecessor was dedicated to Stephen L. Price, who served as the supervisor for its visual effects. Furthermore, there is a rumor that Robin Williams’s character will be making an appearance in the upcoming movie through the use of archival footage, though it should be stressed that this is nothing but a rumor at the moment.