Now, we are no jungle experts, so if you’ve come here looking for advice on your upcoming jungle expedition, then you have come to the wrong place (unless, of course, you are Tom Hiddleston in Kong: Skull Island, because in that case, we’re sure we can think of something …).
If pushed though, we may suggest you take plenty of bug repellant, and keep yourself covered when walking through all that undergrowth.
Y’know, sort of like how Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. The Rock) and Jack Black are dressed in this first image from the upcoming Jumanji reboot, posted by Kevin yesterday (September 20):
The reboot picks up where the original 1995 movie left off, which ended on a beach in France as two young girls found the Jumanji board game buried in the sand.
Other than that, we don’t know much, except that this sequel is based on a draft by original writers Chris McKenna and Eric Sommers, and features characters with the unlikely names of Dr. Smoulder Bravestone (Johnson), Moose Finbar (Hart), and Professor Shelly Oberon (Black).
And then there’s “Ruby Roundhouse,” played by former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan. More than a few people noticed she was a little, shall we say, underdressed for her jungle trek, with an outfit that resembled less the recommended attire for an arduous expedition than a hand-me-down from Tomb Raider‘s Lara Croft:
— Poke With Stick (@ifdeadpoke) September 20, 2016
— Amanda M Barr (@amandambarr) September 20, 2016
— Chris (@GelNerd) September 20, 2016
Some people went as far as to fix it:
— K h a ! L Anonymous (@KhailAnonymous) September 20, 2016
While others still suggested ideas for another reboot, on its way to our theaters in 2018:
— Alexei Bochenek (@heyalexei) September 20, 2016
The criticism seems to have made its way back to The Rock, because a few hours later he posted another picture from the same shoot, with the promise that Karen’s jungle wardrobe “will make sense when you know the plot”:
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #JUMANJI The journey continues.. “Moose Finbar” (Kevin Hart). “Ruby Roundhouse” (Karen Gillan. Her jungle wardrobe will make sense when you know the plot. Trust me;). “Professor Shelly Oberon” (Jack Black). “Dr. Smolder Bravestone” ’cause well.. he smolders. Hard workin’ and FUN first day of shooting in the jungle with this talented and crazy motley crew. Jack is brilliant, Karen is bad assery, Kevin is sharply hilarious and I smell good. Extremely hard trying to keep a straight face in these scenes. Too funny. We’re makin’ a good one. More to come.. #JUMANJI #WishFulfillment #TheGameThatPlaysYou
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Hmm. Okay, Mr. The Rock. We’ll trust you.
Jumanji is set for release on July 28, 2017.
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