The “not a remake” Jumanji remake, Welcome to the Jungle, is scheduled to hit theaters in December, and the stars of the movie are beginning to talk a little more about it.
While on set, Kevin Hart made it clear that he doesn’t consider this to be a remake…
“I think that’s an important thing to bring up, because people think that this is a remake of the original Jumanji, and it’s not. It’s a continuation. You don’t touch what’s great and try to redo it… In no way, shape or form are we disrespecting, or reshaping, or reforming the original Jumanji. It’s a continuation.”
Of course, one could argue that by continuing it, you are disrespecting it. But we’re not here to argue that point, plus, you probably already know where we stand.
Karen Gillan also talked about the film, and she revealed how the movie is going to make that connection to Robin Williams’ character from the original Jumanji…
“Well I’ve always wondered where Robin Williams’ character went for all of that time in the first one. It was sort of left to the imagination a little. That’s where this film comes in, we get to see exactly where he went and what it feels like and what it looks like I guess that’s the biggest difference.”
It’s likely these new characters are entering the same place where Robin’s character lived for decades, and as they travel through the jungle, they discover little signs of the beloved character.
It could work, I guess. It still feels completely unnecessary, but at least it makes a little bit of sense.