Director Jake Kasdan Talks the Status of ‘Jumanji 4’ & Tricky Franchise Time Travel

I was always a very big fan of the 1995 Jumanji movie, but I’m still shocked that I can’t get enough of talking about the new installments.

The more I think about it, the clearer it’s becoming that this has a lot to do with writer-director Jake Kasdan’s approach to the movies – embrace the original but don’t pander to fans and also make sure each installment can stand on its own to feet.

So now he’s delivered Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level, both of which feel firmly rooted …

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