The beloved adventure film Jumanji is getting a sequel/reboot this year, one faced with the daunting task of going head-to-head at the box office with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If there’s any force in the universe that might be able to withstand the lure of a galaxy far, far away, it’s the box office drawing power of Dwayne Johnson.
Check out the brand new trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle right here.
As strongly as I feel that revisiting Jumanji is completely unnecessary, I can’t help but chuckle at some of the antics in this trailer, particularly scenes with Johnson and Kevin Hart. These guys make for a tremendous comedic duo, and Jack Black also has some great material here. Everyone in the cast seems to be having a great time, and hopefully that will translate for the audience, too.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opens on December 20.
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a braveexplorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.