Black said that he only watched
the original film after being cast in the follow-up. He
described Williams as a "genius" who was "at the peak of his
powers" in the movie.
The original "Jumanji" saw Williams play a man who escapes from
captivity inside a magical jungle-themed board game. The new
film sees that premise reversed, with the lead characters
journeying into the game's fantastical world.
"In this one we actually travel with the characters into the
jungle and itís gorgeous and treacherous and exciting", Black
In another twist away from the original, which saw Williams'
character enter the game as a child an emerge as an adult, this
film sees child characters transform into adults when they get
pulled into the game.
Black and co-star Nick Jonas were promoting the film at Cine
Europe 2017, an annual cinema convention held in Barcelona.
In addition to Black and Jonas the film features screen
muscleman Dwanye "The Rock" Johnson, and comedian Kevin Hart.
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is due out in Cinemas in
(Writing by Mark Hanrahan in London)
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