Jumanji Scrapped A Wild Sequel Idea That Would’ve Unleashed Chaos At The White House

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Written By Sedoso Feb

At the end of Johnston’s film, the magical board game is thrown into the ocean, only to find its way onto a beach somewhere in France. Two French kids find the game, and presumably the adventure repeats itself for them. The idea of “Jumanji: The White House” was to be extrapolated from that ending. Van Allsburg recalled how the Jumanji board game was to make its way from that French beach back to the White House in America. It turns out that the beach was Normandy Beach. Van Allsburg said: 

“I don’t know if there was a single writer involved, but [they] decided that that event happened in Normandy, that the game had floated across the ocean. […] The game ends up in an antique shop in Normandy and stays there for some period of time.” 

And who should be visiting Normandy Beach to celebrate the anniversary of D-Day, but the President of the United States? And, by coincidence, he just happens to be looking for something uniquely French to buy for his kids, presumably between eight and 12. The “Jumanji” board game would be purchased and brought to Washington, DC. Van Allsburg continued: 

“He’s promised his kids to bring back a souvenir from his trip. […] And so, the presidential entourage stops at this little antique shop in Normandy and the President goes in and finds this old board game, ‘Jumanji.’ He packs it up and he takes it back to Washington, DC and then all the mayhem that the game can generate is generated in the White House and the halls of Congress … They had some crazy stuff. I think there was a gorilla that climbs the Washington Monument in an homage to ‘King Kong.'”

Awsome? Or bad?

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