A couple of decades back who would have any idea that a children’s book published in 1985 of only 32 pages would yield a billion-dollar movie franchise? Since the release of the first film of the amazing Jumanji series in 1995, neither the producers nor the cast has shaken the interest of the fans all over the globe.
With every new coming sequel, new adventures unfold for the audience. Once again Jumanji is expected to take over the adventurous fun film space with hopefully a lot to offer. Whispers are being heard about another sequel, the Jumanji 4, let’s talk in detail about it in the course of this article.
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How Jumanji Came Into Light:
After the completion of a Master’s in sculpture by Jumanji producer Chris Van Allsburg, he indulged himself in amazing charcoal drawings. His wife was impressed by the neatness of the work he did and pushed him to make illustrations for a children’s book.
‘Jumanji’, his successful piece, was a throwback to his childhood memories of having played board games like Monopoly. But he wanted to build a game, where imagination could turn into reality, and hence, he built this. The book didn’t have many words, but the pictures and illustrations were too powerful that the producer grasped them and went on to make a billion-dollar successful movie franchise.
This story ‘Jumanji’ revolves around a board game, which turns imaginations into reality with every single roll of dice. Alan Parrish resides with his family in Brantford. In 1969, one day he gets beaten by a group of bullies who also steal his bike too.
He chases a piece of weird music and finds himself in a construction site. There he finds a game called ‘Jumanji’ and completely being unaware of its capacity he takes it home to play with.
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Alan then invites his friend, Sarah, to play the game with her. As they start playing, with each roll of the dice they encounter different messages popping up and getting announced through a crystal ball. As the game proceeds, they find themselves trapped in the game and Alan receives a message to wait in the jungle unless someone rolls a ‘five’ or an ‘eight’.
After 26 years, Judy and Peter find the game and try to play it. As soon as they roll the dice, they are faced with an attack by huge mosquitos and monkeys. A ‘five’ from Peter brings back Alan, who’s old now. All three then began searching for Sarah to finish the game. The thrill keeps coming and the adventures don’t settle down here, but we can’t describe the whole storyline here so, let’s discuss the plot.
If we take a sneak peek into where we left Jumanji last, we are reminded of ‘the Next Level’ ending taking us all back to the 1995 Jumanji film ending where it all came back to the real world. Dr. Smolder can surprise us with a possible return in the sequel. Jurgen the brutal might also show as an animated avatar for the Jumanji 4.
But all this is not certain and is solely based on our opinion, we are still waiting for any words to hear from the producers about what can be the possible plot for the upcoming sequel.
The probable cast is to remain the same in our opinion, Dwayne Johnson playing the role of Bravestone, Karen Gillan taking on the role of Ruby and Professor Sheldon to be played by Jack Black. Kevin Hart to star as Franklin. A lot of characters’ inclusions are quite possible with many making returns, stay tuned as we will keep on updating.
The release date of the Jumanji 4 is expected to be around the fourth quarter of the year 2022. It can deviate a bit but our expectations are around that period. It would’ve been released a lot sooner, but the delays due to covid restricted the film shooting and hopefully, it’s now expected sometime in 2022.