One of the Doctors top ranked sidekicks Amelia Pond played by ginger actress Karen Gillan, has traveled through space and time, and helped conquered the galaxy with the Dr. but now has a new challenge ahead of her… as she joins cursed roll the dice board game adventure sequel Jumanji part 2.
The Rock took to his Instagram account to release the fantastic news, where co-star Dwayne Johnson paid tribute to Gillan, describing her as “the girl who is so bad ass she shaved her freaking head for Guardians of the Galaxy” and as playing the “most important role” in the movie, and frankly it seems like the only person more excited by this news than Doctor Who fans is the former Rock himself.
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
Gillan told ShowbizSpy directly: “I am super excited to be a part of a film with ties to one of my favorite movies as a child, and to work with Dwayne, Jack and Kevin should be a hoot.”
As we mentioned Gillan was one of the favorite characters of the Doctor Who series from whovians worldwide. Here is a few clips showcasing Gillan interviews: