This new Jumanji movie (which is not a reboot, according to The Rock) is happening, and there is nothing we can do to stop it. Honestly. It’s too late now. They have officially started filming the disaster in Hawaii.
Kevin Hart jumped on his Instagram account earlier this week to share one of the first photos from the set. Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black join him in the photo.
“Day 1 of shooting ‘Jumanji’ is officially in the can. We had a amazing first day. The chemistry & energy of our cast & crew was beyond amazing!!!! This movie is going to be dope as hell….Can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow @therock @karengillanofficial & jack black!!! #Jumanji”
We would love to believe him when he promises this movie is going to be “dope” as hell, but he also said similar things while filming Get Hard and The Wedding Ringer.
And as Mr. Bush would say…
If you’re interested, Johnson revealed their character names. He will be playing Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Hart will be playing Moose Finbar, Gillan is playing Ruby Roundhouse and Black is playing Professor Shelly Oberon.
Hopefully at least two of these characters are just ordinary people who get caught up in the madness of the Jumanji world, because that’s one of the reasons the original film worked so well. It’s likely that the cast is split. If I had to guess, I’d say the Rock’s character and Gillan’s character are actual characters from the Jumanji game itself, which would explain how the film plans to reference Robin Williams’ character from the first movie.
We’ll keep you posted as more information is released. Hart and Johnson are big on social media, so we should expect to see more photos from the set soon. The film is scheduled to be released July 28, 2017.