You may have noticed that Dwayne Johnson and the late, great Robin Williams don’t look too similar. For starters, they’ve got different hair.
So news that Johnson was slated to front the Jumanji film of 2017 caused major concerns that The Rock might be re-booting Williams’ much-loved performance as Alan Parrish in the fantasy about a magical jungle board game.
Well, keep your wigs on Jumanji fans (sorry, Dwayne), because Johnson himself has confirmed that the new movie, also starring Jack Black and Kevin Hart, is not a re-boot but “a continuation” of the original story.
Writing on Instagram, Johnson said: “In two weeks I’ll reunite with ol’ friends Kevin Hart & Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI. *(for the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story)”
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Finished strong and on to the next. That's an officially wrap on #FastAndFurious8. Thank you to our director @fgarygray for the vision and execution. Thank you UNIVERSAL for being tremendous partners as always, thank you to all my fellow co-stars for the daily effort and grind. Scott Eastwood you handsome sumbitch! Natalie Emmanuel I have a cold Budweiser ready for you and Tyrese Gibson you still have the biggest smile and forehead I've ever seen.???? And a huge THANK YOU to our hard working production crew – the backbone of our business. Your kind words meant a lot to me last night – thank you! In the end, we all rallied, as great teams do, kicked ass and will deliver an amazing movie to the world. Proud of our entire FAST FAMILY. And now in two weeks I'll reunite with ol' friends Kevin Hart & Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI. *(for the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story). It's also crazy to me how much me, Kev and Jack look like triplets when we're together. ????????????????????????. Man this is gonna be FUN. #WheelsUp #ThatsAWrap #FromFastAndFurious #StraightIntoJumanji #BigBrownBaldTattooedMan #DarkChocolateComedicRockStar #BrillaintCrazyCurvyCaucasion #TheseHashtagsAreRidiculous #INeedSleepAndCARBS #ButIWillSettleForTequila
You may remember that the last we saw of board game in the first film, it had washed up on a beach in France and been found by two little girls. Which means the real question is not whether The Rock is Alan Parrish, but which of those little girls will he be playing…?