Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has officially announced that Guardians of the Galaxy star Karen Gillan has joined the cast of Sony’s Jumanji sequel in a key role.
The project will be directed by Jake Kasdan. Gillan joins Johnson (San Andreas), Kevin Hart (Central Intelligence), Jack Black (Goosebumps) and Nick Jonas (Scream Queens). Details about her role are being kept under wraps, but Deadline reveals that her character will be called Martha. The movie will start principal photography sometime next month in Honolulu, Hawaii.
While it was initially believed that the upcoming movie will be a reboot of the original 1995 fantasy film starring Robin Williams, Johnson recently took to Instagram to say that it will actually be a continuation of the franchise.
You can check out the announcement below.
Between myself, @kevinhart4real Jack Black and @NickJonas we’ve searched far and wide to find the one person to complete our #JUMANJI family. This isn’t just any role, but in many ways the most important role of the movie. We had to find a girl. But not just any girl. A girl who has “Chutzpah”. Guts, nerve and talent to stand her ground and hold her own against Nick’s cool rockstar ways, Jack’s relentless energy and genius, Kevin’s masterful timing and skills and the big, brown, bald tattooed guy who just simply stands there and oooooozes smoldering, captivating, sizzling, can’t take your eyes off this brilliant manly man.. never mind I got drunk on the ol’ DJ kool aid again. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m proud to announce a girl who’s playing the most important role in our movie – the talented, beautiful and down for a Scottish fight at any time, Ms @KarenGillanOfficial. And yes, this is the girl who is so bad ass she shaved her freaking head for Guardians of the Galaxy. We start production next month in Hawaii and as many of you already know, this isn’t a remake or reboot, but a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story we love. Jake “The Snake” Kasdan directing, Matt “OG” Tolmach producing. Yup, I give everyone nicknames. The adventure and fun continues… #JUMANJI #KarenGillan #RESPECT #GingerTough
What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing Gillan alongside The Rock in Jumanji? As always, be sure to sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below.
Jumanji will open in theaters on July 28, 2017.