We’ve seen Karen Gillan in all manner of guises, from police uniform in Doctor Who to true blue alien in Guardians of The Galaxy, but her latest ensemble for the upcoming Jumanji sequel is causing quite a stir online.
Gillan’s co-star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shared an exclusive first look at the new characters, featuring Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black in full jungle regalia.
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EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #JUMANJI Our dope 90's vintage costumes will all make sense when our plot's revealed. Truuuuuust me????????????. The journey continues.. "Moose Finbar" (Kevin Hart). "Ruby Roundhouse" (Karen Gillan). "Professor Shelly Oberon" (Jack Black). "Dr. Smolder Bravestone" 'cause well.. he smolders. Hard workin' and FUN first day of shooting in the jungle with this talented and crazy motley crew. Jack is brilliant, Karen is bad assery, Kevin is sharply hilarious and I smell good. Extremely hard trying to keep a straight face in these scenes. Too funny. We're makin' a good one. More to come.. #JUMANJI #WishFulfillment #TheGameThatPlaysYou
Except Gillan wasn’t exactly in FULL regalia as ‘Ruby Roundhouse’, because she was only wearing a crop top and some rather short shorts.
The internet was NOT impressed…
of course the female is in little shorts and shirt with midriff showing. Like a costume called "sexy jungle girl" #jumanji
— Poke With Stick (@ifdeadpoke) September 20, 2016
…and let Kevin Hart know all about it…
— Miss Awesome (@AftonAwesome) September 20, 2016
Some pointed out how impractical the outfit would be…
— no mask on your face, you big disgrace (@amandambarr) September 20, 2016
Johnson, perhaps pre-empting the furore, commented that “Her jungle wardrobe will make sense when you know the plot. Trust me;)”. But that hasn’t done much to reassure all fans.
Some took matters into their own hands.
— Khail ✪ (@KhailAnonymous) September 20, 2016
While others called for a new cast photo.
I vote that the next Jumanji cast photo has The Rock and Karen Gillan switching outfits.
— Carly Lane-Perry (@carlylane) September 20, 2016
Now, here’s the thing. Gillan’s Ruby Roundhouse could well be a parody character, ala many of the rather exaggerated board game characters we came across in the original film, so there could be a very powerful message behind her, and she could well complain about her own clothes.
Or maybe she won’t, because maybe she’s happy to wear whatever she wants in the jungle.
Until we see the film (or at least get a little more plot information), we apparently just have to trust the big guy.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 20, 2016
Jumanji opens in UK cinemas on July 28th 2017