Four misfit teens found themselves playing very different characters in the digitally-created jungle world.
Nerdy Spencer became a tough, muscular explorer and archaeologist named Dr. Smolder Bravestone; sporty Fridge inhabited the body of a skinny zoologist named Franklin “Mouse” Finbar;
Mean girl Bethany was turned into an overweight male cartographer named Professor Sheldon Oberon; and brainiac Martha became a female commando and martial arts expert named Ruby Roundhouse.
Part of the appeal of the movie came from the mismatch between the real kids’ personalities and their in-game characters.
Now, for round two, it’s all happening again. But with a twist.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan are back as the in-game characters. But Danny Glover and DannyDeVito play two elderly gents who accidentally get mixed up in the hi-jinks.
The body-swap comedy comes with an added spice of generation-gap silliness.
Jumanji: The Next Level is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2019.