One thing modern franchises like to do is explain some of the more insignificant aspects of their mythologies thoroughly, even when it is largely unnecessary. The very fact that the audience is made up of multiple films deep within a particular series perfectly shows that they are here for the long haul, so we didn’t have to see everything explained via long exposures or entire scenes dedicated to the origins and to stories.
A great example is the reboot Jumanji, who surprised many people after Welcome to the jungle and The next level combined to earn over $ 1.7 billion at the box office and garner enthusiastic responses from critics and fans alike who loved the brand’s reinvention into mega-budget action blockbuster territory.
The big deal was that the titular board game came back as a console cartridge, but no one asked why, nor the script bothered to go very far to tell us how. Jumanji had moved on because viewers were already fully on board for the ride. However, we have now heard from our sources – the same ones who told us a Extraterrestrial The TV series was in the works at Hulu long before it was confirmed – that Dwayne Johnson would like to see a prequel to how the game came about in the first place.
It’s one aspect of world-building that has remained shrouded in mystery since Chris Van Allsburg’s original book was first published in 1981, and although it certainly has the potential for an enthralling one. Jumanji movie if handled properly, the box office numbers seem to indicate that people would rather continue to see Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan continue to take center stage rather than delve into the past.