Ok people we have been reporting on this for some time, but now Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that filming of Jumanji 2 started today.
Dwayne is one of the rare celebs that part of his clause in doing movies, is that he gets to release updates via social media. Here is what The Rock had to say about the new Jumanji 2 sequel that started filming today in Honolulu, Hawaii at the same time he was promoting the Disney animated film Moana:
Before we embark our #JUMANJI journey here in Hawaii, we gathered our entire cast (here with me are Jack Black, Kevin Hart, our director Jake Kasdan and Karen Gillian) and crew together as our Hawaiian Kahu (priest) Cordell Keka blesses our film with powerful aloha spirit of laughter, enjoyment and love. I often talk about mana (spirit) with you guys and the mana in this room/in this moment was extremely powerful – it can take your breath away and give you goosebumps like crazy. (I was low key ready to run thru a wall in this moment;). Our Kahu eloquently spoke and reminded us that even though our faces are the ones on screen, it takes an AMAZING CREW OF EVERYONE to make this movie work. And when we get tired from long work hours to always remember the joy, laughter and fun our movie will bring to families around the world. So simple, but such a great reminder to keep that perspective of bringing joy and fun to families. Very cool. Thank you Kahu Cordell Keka for this powerful blessing, thank you Hawaii – proud to be back home and THANK YOU in advance to our hard working crew. #JUMANJI #OurHawaiianBlessing #Mana #LetsShoot
Dwayne Johnson is playing a character named Dr. Bravestone, who the actor revealed in a piece of concept art he shared through social media as you can see here:
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Concept art of my #JUMANJI character. "The Smoldering" Dr. Bravestone. (not sure where my pecs went;). This is gonna be fun.. Me, @kevinhart4real, Jack Black, @NickJonas and the Ginger Assassin @karengillanofficial can't wait to "play the game that plays you". #JUMANJI #DrBravestone #KingOfTheSmolder #TheAdventureContinues 💀 * JUMANJI Costume Designer Laura Jean Shannon
Dwayne Johnson has said in the past that this movie will be a “continuation” of the original story, and will pay homage to the late great actor Robin Williams’ character Dr. Alan Parrish, who was the 12-year-old boy trapped in a board game after some bad luck with the dice back in 1969 who is released 45 years later.
According to MovieWeb, Jake Kasdan is directing Jumanji from a script that has been worked on by a number of writers, such as Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction), Chris McKenna (The LEGO Batman Movie), Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower), Scott Rosenberg (Gone In 60 Seconds) and Erik Sommers (Spider-Man: Homecoming). Jumanji has been given a July 28, 2017 release date, putting it up against an untitled Disney fairy tale project. Take a look at the first set video from Jumanji featuring The Rock and his co-stars on the Hawaii set.
There has been a lot of talk surrounding this movie… those that want it and those that don’t want to taint one of Robin Williams best charactors. All we here at ShowbizSpy know, is we are ready for Dwayne to knock this one out of the park come 28 July 2017!