We got a new behind the scenes video for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle from Entertainment Weekly with the various stars talking about the movie, the action scenes, and honoring the original.
“This is a game that will always find a way to be played,” Dwayne Johnson now teases ominously in this sneak peek. “In the original [film], Jumanji came to our world. In this Jumanji, we go to them.” Johnson promises lots of thrills and laughs from the film calling his role “the most wonderful, awesome, bad-ass character I’ve ever played” and joking, “There are so many moments that are big laughs, and frankly, they all came from me.”
As for Karen Gillan, whose character has been the topic of debate, she really enjoyed the action scenes.
“This film is packed full of amazing action sequences and it makes me look really cool,” she says.
Dwayne Johnson went on to talk about how much the original movie meant to him as a kid and how he wants to do it justice now.
“We wanted to make a movie that encapsulates what the holiday spirit really means — the spirit of wonderment and discovering who you are,” Johnson explains. “I have such a tremendous amount of love and reverence for the original movie and what Robin meant to my family. I loved it like the world loved it. We wanted to make sure the spirit of the original movie flowed through this continuation of the Jumanji story.”
Summary: Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game’s jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they choose.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, directed by Jake Kasdan, stars Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Missi Pyle. It will be released on December 20th.