Karen Gillan promises fans “there is a reason” for her skimpy Jumanji outfit

And she hints that she is the one stuck in the board game…

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Yesterday brought us our first look at the Jumanji sequel, courtesy of a snap instagrammed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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But rather than spark interest in the film, the picture of the new cast prompted a wave of backlash as fans took issue with Karen Gillan’s skimpy outfit.

Setting the record straight, the actress took to Twitter yesterday to reassure fans that “there is a reason” for her character being so scantily clad. 

The Doctor Who actress posted on Twitter, saying: “Yes I’m wearing child sized clothes and YES there is a reason! The pay off is worth it, I promise!”

Jumanji is the story of a magical board game in which real people become trapped inside. Gillan’s tweet has led to speculation that her character is, in fact, the one who got stuck in the game, which would explain her “child sized” clothes.

Co-star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who first shared the photo, also tweeted to say the outfits would soon make sense…

Watch this space…

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Jumanji hits UK cinemas on July 28th 2017