“Jumanji” is a highly anticipated sequel of the hit movie released in 2021. The film is based on a book written by Ki Hong Lee. Directed by James Wong, who has previously worked with co-directors Tony Kincaid and Quentin Tarantino, Jumanji promises to be the next installment in the wildly popular ‘Jungle Book’ series. The movie revolves around the story of a young girl called Ommin, who lives in a peaceful town called Hong Kong. But when her best friend is killed during a game, she is transformed into a monster called Jumanji, who seeks to protect the world from her destruction.
So what’s so exciting about Jumanji 4? Well, according to writer and producer James Wong, the next level of the Jumanji franchise will see the release of Jumanji 4 in theatres in March or April of next year. A few weeks after the release of Jumanji 3, the company is releasing a stand-alone Jumanji 4 film, which is written and directed by none other than Jackie Chan. This means we could possibly see a whole new cast of characters, with new stories, by the time the film rolls around in March/ April.
What is exciting about this is that we can see what Chan has in store for his next project. Chan’s latest outing was the hit Chinese film “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.” In that film, he played a mysterious Chinese legend who travels back in time to kill his old nemesis. In the meantime, he teams up again with a Chinese legend played by Morgan Freeman as an ancient warrior and Jumanji 4 hero. So if we know what to expect from Jumanji 4, then the only logical place for Chan and Freeman to team up is on a sci-fi movie where they play the roles of two of the main characters. I can only imagine what else we could see in the future.
No one really knows what to expect when it comes to Jumanji 4, and that is really a shame. Because of the amazing success that The Last Airbender sequel had, people all over the world are looking forward to seeing how the third film will be able to live up to the success of the first film. Fans were so happy with the original Jumanji, and they seemed to know how the sequel would be no problem at all. But then I saw the first credits scene for the new movie, and I was confused as to why the filmmakers decided to make another one of the cult animated films of Disney.
Sure, the first Jumanji was a big hit, but the original was well received because it was a quality animated film. It featured an ensemble cast that included Sung Hui Kim, Lee Teng-hui, Ming Yang, hoei Tan, and Cate Blanchett. The next Jumanji will certainly feature an ensemble cast again, but the main star could be Ming Yang without the kid’s role from the first film. This time around, the role of Sunless Sun will be played by Hong Kong actor Ng Ka-Keung.
Now the question is, where will we see the original Jumanji protagonist in the early stages of the sequel? Could he still be seen in the promotional photos that have been released? Or is there a whole new story that hasn’t been revealed yet that revolves entirely around someone else? It appears that there may be some big plans involving the main character and that the focus may very well shift to another location in the future. For all we know, the original Jumanji series may very well start its own spinoff, or it could simply be a story that doesn’t involve the original story at all.
In any case, there are a few things that we do know about the possible plot of Jumanji 4. It’s been mentioned that the whole story is supposed to happen around the same time as the original movie did. It also seems that the second film will feature a few different locations from the first one, which would certainly make fans excited for what is in store for them in the fourth installment of the hit film franchise. Speaking of fan favorites, a little bit of online chatter indicates that there will be some returning faces from the first three films, while new faces will be popping up in some smaller capacity.
One name that has consistently been mentioned as a possible replacement for Johnny Utah in the role of the evil Jim Powells is Nick Jonas. The Spanish rap artist recently shot a video for his new song “Hailicide” that features him and D’Angelo, who played the part of Sun in the previous three installments of the franchise. Now, if you have never seen either artist before, you may want to check out some of their videos to get a better idea of what they can do. They definitely have the makings of a great duo, and fans may find that the spin on the original storyline that the makers of Jumanji 4 are doing will be enough to satisfy any fan of the series.