Although we already knew that Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be starring in the new Jumanji film, a new image shared to Instagram by Johnson also reveals that Jack Black and Karen Gillan has also been cast.
The image, which really doesn’t reveal too much has us asking more questions than it answers. I mean, we’ve heard from Johnson that the movie won’t be a reboot, but rather a follow-on from the original movie. But what’s with the jungle get-up?
If I recall correctly, the last film was mostly set within suburban America with the game bringing forth an array of jungle critters, but to actually have the movie in a jungle setting is a little odd, don’t you think?
That being said, using this movie to depart from the original can only be a good thing. The original had its own charm as well as Robin Williams bringing on an amazing performance, so trying to replicate that would only fall flat.
Interestingly, there are some suggestions that the characters played by Hart, Johnson, Gillan, and Black are based on the characters in the Jumanji table top game, which would definitely be an interesting spin on things.