Hey, ’90s kids: this one’s for you. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star Jack Black revealed that the upcoming sequel to the 1995 original will honor the late actor Robin Williams, who took his own life in August 2014 at the age of 63. The tribute to Williams’ character Alan Parrish, who as a child becomes trapped inside a board game to be unleashed 25 years later (along with a whole lot of mayhem), sounds absolutely perfect.
“We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it’s life or death,” Black 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.” He added, “It’s like he’s there helping us without actually being there.”
Last year, Black’s co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson vowed in a sweet Instagram post that he would honor Williams’ name and character in the new film. “An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams,” he wrote. “The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name …read more