Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will connect to the original film through Robin Williams.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Jack Black, who plays Professor Shelly Oberon in the new Jumanji movie, revealed that the film will pay tribute to Williams’ character from the first movie, Alan Parish.
While exploring the Jungle, Oberon and Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson) discover clues left behind by Parish that’ll help them on their journey. That way, Williams will still be able to play an important role in the story without being the sequel.
Source:: IGN -Reviews