The trailer for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was released today and it looks like we’ll be transported back to 1995 (with a few modern twists, of course):Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle finds its players trapped in a game-based universe. If you recall, in the original movie, the jungle was brought to life in the suburbs through a supernatural board game, forcing the characters to navigate the dangers of the tropics in their real world.
SO BASICALLY: Some teens are assigned to clean out their school’s basement. They find an old video game. They get sucked into the videogame, and put in the bodies of the characters — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black. These characters are in a jungle. Chaos ensues.
What we know is that this movie is centered on four teens, played at first by Alex Wolff (Spencer), Madison Iseman (Bethany), Ser’Darius Blain (“Fridge”), and Morgan Turner (Martha).
According to the trailer, TECHNICALLY the teen characters will be present throughout — though the actors playing the teens in their usual bodies might not get that much screentime. That sounds confusing. BUT BASICALLY: Once the teens get sucked into the video game, they’re played by Johnson, Hart, Gillan, and Black.
I’m sure there are plenty of twists and turns planned for Welcome to the Jungle we don’t see in the trailer, but I’m still excited for December now.