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Jumanji sequel will include a tribute to Robin Williams: Jack Black

Actor Jack Black says that the new Jumanji sequel will have a special tribute to the late Robin Williams.

hollywood Updated: Jun 20, 2017 15:33 IST
Press Trust of India, Los Angeles
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In the original film, Williams played Alan Parrish, a man trapped in a board game called Jumanji for twenty-six years.

Actor Jack Black revealed that Robin Williams will appear in the new Jumanji movie. The 47-year-old star said Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle features a tribute to the late Oscar winner.

In the original film, Williams played Alan Parrish, a man trapped in Jumanji for twenty-six years.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter Black said, “We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; its life or death. 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 the key difference between the 1995 fantasy adventure film and its upcoming sequel.

“(In the original) you never got to see the inside world. 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.”

The film will hit the US theatres on December 20.

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First Published: Jun 20, 2017 15:29 IST