In a recent interview with The National, Nick Jonas decided to address some of the criticism about his upcoming film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” head on. While fans are excited about the movie, many are afraid of the sequel possibly ruining the beloved original.
“What is great about the new film is the respect for the original,” Nick notes. “We love that film and we wanted to make sure that everyone knows that it is a continuation of that story. I think it will be a fun film for everybody.”
As a fan of the original, Nick added that he approached the modern retelling with reverence.
“I remember when I first got the call that they wanted me to read for it I was blown away, because I was a huge fan of the original films which, off course had Robin Williams who was so amazing in that,” he explains.
The film is set to hit theaters December 20.
Check out the film’s trailer below.
(Photo credit: Dwayne Johnson Instagram account)