Karen Gillan feared ‘Jumanji’ reboot would ruin her childhood.
Continue on to read what Karen Gillan, who stars as Ruby Roundhouse, in the Jumanji movies didn’t originally want to remake 1995 classic…
CelebNMovies247.com has the latest from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star Karen Gillan who spoke about her initial reaction to the Jumanji reboot.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Karen Gillan claimed:
My initial reaction when I heard they were remaking ‘Jumanji’ [was], ‘Why would you do that to ‘Jumanji’? What are you going to do? Don’t ruin my childhood!’
Luckily, the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star came to her senses after she read the script and saw it was a follow-up sequel.
I kind of had the same reaction as everyone else. And then I read the script, and that changed everything because I knew they’d done something inventive and original while still paying homage to the original. It was kind of the perfect blend.
The sequel ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black which took the menacing board game film and flipped it into a computer game that sucks in the players.
‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ takes the computer game to the next level which is more difficult, but the creators are building a ”Jumanji universe”.
Producer Hiram Garcia speaks on building a ”Jumanji universe”.
Producer Hiram Garcia has opened up about the big-screen blockbuster and he explained how both the new film and 2017’s ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ look to expand the world of the original 1995 classic.
Garcia told ‘ReelBlend’ podcast:
That world existed. What happened there, you know, you feel elements of it, even in this movie. And so for us, the idea of expanding the ‘Jumanji’ universe, and the idea of there [being] different versions of the game, there’s different ways the game can challenge you. And the bigger we can make the universe, the more opportunities and challenges we can give to our heroes.
You’ve met some of the avatars, you meet new avatars in this movie, and when you start to get into that space where now we’re creating a ‘Jumanji’ universe and every time you beat one version of the game, there’s a new one.