— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 23, 2016
The new faces you’re seeing above are Madison Iseman, Ser’Darius Blain, Alex Wolff, and Morgan Turner. If you’re unfamiliar with their work so far, you’re not alone. To many, these four are relative newcomers who have landed a gig of a lifetime, working with the 4 veterans of Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black, in the sequel to the 1995 classic Robin Williams movie, Jumanji.
Their introduction wasn’t the only news of the weekend, though. In fact, plot details have surfaced from such news sources as The Hollywood Reporter and Insiders tweeting about the movie. While there hasn’t been an official confirmation from the studio about these reports, the similarities of both seem to corrobarate each other.
According to all the information gathered from these reports, Jumanji 2 (title pending) will feature the young cast as students serving detention, when they discover a video game version of the mysterious board game, Jumanji. Upon starting the game, they select the characters they wish to play as from the older cast of Johnson, Gillan, Hart, and Black. THR is reporting that Wolff will play as Johnson (Dr. Bravestone) and multiple other reports suggests that Black will be used by one of the young female characters. Suggestions have been made that the reason for Gillan’s scandally-clad wardrobe is due to Blain’s character playing as her. Leaving Hart to be the device of the other female character, if these reports are correct. The young cast must control the older cast as they navigate through the jungle of Jumanji to find a jewel.
It’s definitely a different variation of the 1995 film. However, it makes sense that they’d go in a more contemporary direction, since the previous one was dated by a few decades. That being said, the video game scenes could give us a much better idea as to what the Jumanji world is like. Previously, the Jumanji world came to us, now we’re, essentially, going to them.
Jumanji 2 is set to release July 28, 2017!
What do you think of the plot?