“Jumanji” fans, rejoice — the upcoming reboot is, in fact, not a reboot, but a “continuation” of the franchise, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says.
“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),” he said in an Instagram post this weekend.
The late Robin Williams starred in a 1995 “Jumanji” film. Three months ago, Johnson clarified that the film will “honor” Williams. Johnson also reminisced about a time he met Williams backstage at an event.
The new “Jumanji” film will be directed by Jake Kasdan and is set to begin shooting this summer.
In the Instagram post, The Rock also thanked his “Fast 8” cast members after wrapping shooting for the upcoming eighth installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise.
“Jumanji” will hit theaters on July 28, 2017.
See the Instagram post below.