How The New Jumanji Movie Is Paying Tribute To Robin Williams

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Fans of the 1995 original Jumanji movie will love this tribute to Robin Williams.

The actor died at age 63 in 2014, but his character's legacy will live on in the new Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, premiering in theaters this Christmas.

Jack Black explained to The Hollywood Reporter how the movie will pay tribute to Williams. "We're exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it's life or death," he said. "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 said. "It's like he's there helping us without actually being there."

Along with Black, the movie stars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Bobby Cannavale, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is in theaters Dec. 20.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #JUMANJI Our dope 90's vintage costumes will all make sense when our plot's revealed. Truuuuuust meπŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŠπŸΎ. The journey continues.. "Moose Finbar" (Kevin Hart). "Ruby Roundhouse" (Karen Gillan). "Professor Shelly Oberon" (Jack Black). "Dr. Smolder Bravestone" 'cause well.. he smolders. Hard workin' and FUN first day of shooting in the jungle with this talented and crazy motley crew. Jack is brilliant, Karen is bad assery, Kevin is sharply hilarious and I smell good. Extremely hard trying to keep a straight face in these scenes. Too funny. We're makin' a good one. More to come.. #JUMANJI #WishFulfillment #TheGameThatPlaysYou

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