What happens when you put the Rock, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black in the jungle? Well, we don’t know, but we’re pretty sure the answer is Jumanji — and this time, the crew is in the game.
The most noticeable thing in a new photo posted to Hart’s Instagram account is that all the new characters are standing in a thick jungle. If you’re well-versed in how to play Jumanji, you’ll know that if a player rolls a specific outcome in the game, then they can get sucked into the mythical jungle full of dangerous wild animals. It’s what happened to Robin Williams’s character in the 1995 Jumanji movie. His character had to survive on his own for nearly 30 years until someone else rolled the game dice that led to his release.
It seems like in this sequel Hart’s normal guy character might roll the unlucky numbers that lands him in the jungle. We’re guessing Johnson, Gillan, and Black are “characters” already there (they look pretty comfortable in the jungle, despite the illogical crop-top), and the whole gang has to survive the beasts and dangers of the jungle until someone else rolls the die to let them out.
Check out the photo below:
The new movie is directed by Walk Hard and Bad Teacher filmmaker Jake Kasdan, and will apparently be a continuation and not a reboot of director Joe Johnston’s original, which starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, and Bonnie Hunt. The story was based on author Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s book about a magical board game.
Basically no new details are known about how Kasdan’s movie will be a sequel to that story, but at least Hart’s photo gives us some clues.
If anything, the new cast is solid: Hart’s unnamed character re-teams with the actor’s Central Intelligence co-star and self-proclaimed franchise Viagra Johnson, who is playing the Indiana Jones-esque Dr. Bravestone. According to IMDB Gillan is playing a kickass character named Martha who looks like she’s doing her best Lara Croft impression. Meanwhile, Black plays another unnamed character who looks like an uptight professor of some kind that will inevitably offer up the actors brand of bumbling comic relief. Kasdan’s Jumanji will definitely be funnier than the original.
We may not know much about 2017’s Jumanji, but it’s off to a good start. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on July 28, 2017.