‘Jumanji‘ is one of many beloved Robin Williams classics and the idea that a reboot was in the works was rubbing many the wrong way. But thanks to The Rock, we’ve just learned that the new film will instead be a sequel. That’s right, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson aren’t starring in a reboot of ‘Jumanji’ but in a sequel which no one had suspected!
Specifically, Dwayne made the announcement on Instagram where he said:
And now in two weeks I’ll reunite with ol’ friends Kevin Hart & Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI. *(for the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story).
This is news that is far preferable to a reboot but also without being able to include any further explorations with Williams still makes it bittersweet to swallow. It’s hard to imagine if the family from the first film would give away their magical board game away, if it was stolen, or if another copy of the game possesses this same magical ability.
You can see the full post below:
Finished strong and on to the next. That’s an officially wrap on #FastAndFurious8. Thank you to our director @fgarygray for the vision and execution. Thank you UNIVERSAL for being tremendous partners as always, thank you to all my fellow co-stars for the daily effort and grind. Scott Eastwood you handsome sumbitch! Natalie Emmanuel I have a cold Budweiser ready for you and Tyrese Gibson you still have the biggest smile and forehead I’ve ever seen. And a huge THANK YOU to our hard working production crew – the backbone of our business. Your kind words meant a lot to me last night – thank you! In the end, we all rallied, as great teams do, kicked ass and will deliver an amazing movie to the world. Proud of our entire FAST FAMILY. And now in two weeks I’ll reunite with ol’ friends Kevin Hart & Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI. *(for the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story). It’s also crazy to me how much me, Kev and Jack look like triplets when we’re together. . Man this is gonna be FUN. #WheelsUp #ThatsAWrap #FromFastAndFurious #StraightIntoJumanji #BigBrownBaldTattooedMan #DarkChocolateComedicRockStar #BrillaintCrazyCurvyCaucasion #TheseHashtagsAreRidiculous #INeedSleepAndCARBS #ButIWillSettleForTequila
I hope that whatever route they go ends up working out for viewers.
Are you looking forward to a sequel to ‘Jumanji’ or do you feel that this was a classic that they should have justed not ended up touching? Share your thoughts below!
The ‘Jumanji’ sequel will be released on July 28, 2017.
Source: Cinema Blend.
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