Dwayne the Rock Johnson just announced through his Instagram that he will bring Gulliver's Travel star Jack Black in the highly anticipated reboot of Jumanji (1995).
When Dwayne announced on his Instagram that he would bring Jumanji reboot, my childhood self couldn’t be happier. But, there was this slight discontent in my heart that it might not do justice to the original work.
IT'S OFFICIAL: An ol' friend is ready to play in the world of #JUMANJI… JACK (mf'n) BLACK. Been a big fan of his work over the years. A brilliant actor who I'm confident will turn in a performance of a lifetime for JUMANJI. (when we reveal his character you'll understand;). In our reimagining of the story of JUMANJI, Jack brings that rare balance of cool with funny and edge with childlike joy. The "Jumanji Breakfast Club" is coming together.. myself, Jack (mf'n) Black and Kevin Hart. Two big roles left. One bad ass girl. One semi-sorta bad ass dude. Who will they be… this is gonna be fun. #JUMANJI #WelcomesJackBlack #JustPressStart #TheGameThatPlaysYou
Along with Kevin Hart, Dwayne will bring our favorite childhood movie back on July 28, 2017. According to Dwayne, the main motive behind the movie would be to honor Robin Williams (1951-2014).
Hart and Johnson had previously announced that there will be five major characters in the movie. Both of them, also being producer will star in major roles in the movie. 46-year-old Jack Black has now been cast as a major role, there is still two spot left to be announced. The remaining two roles call for, in his words, “one bad-ass girl” and “one semi-sorta bad-ass dude.
Dwayne stated that he is a big Black fan.
“Black is a great actor, and fans will understand he has been chosen to fill a certain role in ‘Jumanji’ reboot”
With the king of comedy Jack Black on the bus, it would be interesting thinking about how the movie will play out.