Barcelona, Spain (AP) – Jack Black and Nick Jonas — two of the stars of the upcoming “Jumanji” sequel — have paid tribute to the actor who led the original film — the late Robin Williams.
Describing Williams as a “sweet, sweet man,” Black said the late actor would “love” the movie. “He had a great sense of adventure. … It would have been amazing to work with him,” he said at a press event for the film in Barcelona, Spain.
Williams, who died in 2014, starred in the original 1995 movie as Alan Parrish, who was trapped in a board game for 26 years. The new film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” shows where Parrish was all that time.
In the sequel, the board game from the original movie has been reimagined as a vintage video game, into which four teenagers are drawn. The teens become their video game avatars — played by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Black.
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” will be released in December.