A new Jumanji movie trailer just came out and I’m super excited!
Titled Jumanji: The Next Level, it’s the sequel to the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It’s slated to release on 13 December 2019. Glad to see the return of the same cast of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Madison Iseman, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Morgan Turner and of course Rhys Darby. As if that’s not exciting enough, there’s the newcomers joining them in this upcoming movie. Watch the trailer to see if you can spot them.
That’s right, Danny DeVito and Danny Glover are in the movie and their characters as Spencer’s grandfather Eddie and his friend Milo Walker respectively are already looking like the ultimate comic duo! Especially when the trailer reveals that their characters will also be played by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart when they get sucked into the game of Jumanji.
Hoo, boy! That just spells a whole lot of trouble, doesn’t it? It sure looks like it and I’m all for seeing Johnson and Hart do their impersonations of DeVito and Glover in the movie!
So far, the story goes that Spencer (Alex Wolff) went missing while repairing the video game system in his grandfather’s basement. His friends Bethany, Fridge and Martha come looking for him and found the game is on so they decide to re-enter Jumanji to rescue him.
But just as they do, the two old men come over and get sucked into the game as well. And next comes the awkwardly hilarious moment of discovering that Eddie’s avatar is Dr Smolder Bravestone and Milo’s is Franklin “Mouse” Finbar.
As the trailer progresses, it shows the group getting into all sorts of trouble (including a run-in with a bunch of wild-looking baboons) and a glimpse of Jefferson “Seaplane” McDonough (Nick Jonas), the avatar of the missing teen from the last movie Alex Vreeke. There’s also an unknown character played by Awkwafina.
So seeing as how Spencer and now Bethany are missing, they could be either Seaplane or the unknown girl or maybe even both!
Welcome to the Jungle really surprised me with its fresh take on the classic film, keeping me laughing and entertained throughout. Hopefully The Next Level does the same because the trailer looks pretty fun.