The ‘Jumanji’ sequel isn’t forgetting about Robin Williams. ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ star Jack Black reveals that the new movie will feature a special tribute to the late actor, who brought the original 1995 film to life.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the highly-anticipated sequel to the 1995 classic Jumanji. The original movie starred Robin Williams as Alan Parrish, the man who was trapped for decades inside a magical board game. Robin tragically committed suicide in 2014 at the age of 63, so he wasn’t able to be a part of the upcoming sequel. However, that doesn’t mean the late great actor doesn’t play a part in the movie. His presence is deeply felt in the sequel.
“We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it’s life or death,” Jack told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”