‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Debuts First Trailer

Sony has unveiled the first trailer for the upcoming movie ‘Jumanji: The Next Level,’ the sequel to the 2017 blockbuster ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.’ Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black are back for the “next level” of adventure in the trailer. But this time, the eponymous game looks a little different from the first instalment in the ‘Jumanji’ film franchise.

The 2-minute 58-second first look introduces the grandfathers (Danny DeVito and Danny Glover) of the previous players who got trapped inside the game. The new players have to face the dangers hidden in every corner in order to rescue Jumanji.

“This next adventure is even more challenging, and remember the future of Jumanji is in your hands,” the guide warns the new players.

“I have one important question,” asks Johnson’s character, “Who is Jumanji?”

“Is that Barbara’s boy?” Hart’s character interrupts.

Apart from the franchise newcomers Danny DeVito and Danny Glover, other cast includes Nick Jonas, Ser’Darius Blain, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, and Awkwafina.

Jake Kasdan, who helmed ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ also returns along with screenwriters Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. The sequel is produced by Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia for Seven Bucks in association with Matt Tolmach and as well as Kasdan.

“It’s a big part of what we’ve all loved about that story and that movie was that it was this big fantasy that has kind of like a real kind of like strong, emotional center to it, and I do think that’s a big part of what DJ responded to about it in the first place, and I know it’s a big part of what I loved about it,” Kasdan teased in a previous conversation, “So part of the challenge of figuring out how it continues is to keep that alive in ways that feel earned and, you know, like a true continuation of the story.”

‘Welcome to the Jungle’ emerged as a surprise hit in 2017, grossing more than $962.1M globally. It was a sequel to the 1995 movie ‘Jumanji,’ directed by Joe Johnston. The movie featured Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, and Jonathan Hyde in the lead roles. It was based on the 1981 children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg.

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ is set to hit theaters on December 13, 2019. Watch the first trailer for ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ below.

Cover Image Courtesy: Sony.