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With » Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle «, Dwayne Johnson & Co. not only managed the entertaining revival of a cult film (with a new twist), but also one of the most successful films of 2017 — which also started an entire franchise. Marvel star Tom Holland , who was originally scheduled for the adventure saga, is not part of this success story.
Even if you can’t see the Marvel star in «Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle» on May 29, 2022 from 8:15 p.m. on RTL , it’s definitely worth tuning in for Johnson fans, fantasy enthusiasts and friends of classic adventure cinema.
We gave the nostalgic spectacle a solid 3 out of 5 stars in the FILMSTARTS review . By the way, the fact that Holland is not there shouldn’t bother the 25-year-old in view of his career, which has been going uphill since then — in the end it wasn’t up to the «Jumanji» makers anyway, but to the MCU star that was looking for a replacement had to be after he was already cast.
That’s why Tom Holland isn’t in «Jumanji».
Holland was already part of the cast when he rebuffed the fantasy adventure. The reason: Filming of the film overlapped with Holland’s shooting schedule for » Spider-Man: Homecoming «. The fact that the decision ultimately fell in favor of his first long solo appearance as the friendly next-door spider should hardly surprise anyone. Especially because his «Jumanji» role would have been relatively small.
The Marvel star was set to play McDonough, who has been stuck in the video game for many years. Ultimately, the role went to Nick Jonas , who also impersonated it in 2019 ‘s Jumanji: The Next Level . By the way: Holland and Jonas even stood in front of the camera together for the sci-fi dystopia “ Chaos Walking ”, which was finally released in 2021 after numerous postponements.
This is «Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle»
While it was a board game that came to life and wreaked havoc in the real world in the first 1995 Jumanji , two decades later it’s a video game that bridges reality.
Humble Spencer ( Alex Wolff ), football player Anthony ( Ser’Darius Blain ), loner Martha ( Morgan Turner ) and the always well-dressed Bethany ( Madison Iseman ) were supposed to be in detention while cleaning up their school’s junk room. But then the teenagers discover a mysterious game console that they naturally want to try out immediately. And before they know it, they are fighting for life and death in a mysterious, mystical world.
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