First look at The Rock's Jumanji character!
Well, at long last, here's our first official look at what the JUMANJI sequel has in store for us, via The Rock's Instagram:
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Concept art of my #JUMANJI character. "The Smoldering" Dr. Bravestone. (not sure where my pecs went;). This is gonna be fun.. Me, @kevinhart4real, Jack Black, @NickJonas and the Ginger Assassin @karengillanofficial can't wait to "play the game that plays you". #JUMANJI #DrBravestone #KingOfTheSmolder #TheAdventureContinues 💀 * JUMANJI Costume Designer Laura Jean Shannon
So, whoof, a lot to unpack with this. On the one hand The Rock as some sort of INDIANA JONES-style adventurer? Sign me the f*ck up! On the other hand what I really liked about the first one was that it pitted ostensibly normal people against extraordinary circumstances. The Rock up there looks like he punches lions in the face and eats poisonous flowers for lunch.
But don't we want different tones for sequels? One of arguable the best sequels ever was ALIENS, which pitted gun-toting badass soldiers against the xenomorphs while the first one was heralded for how lived in and normal the blue-collar space trucker protagonists were. So this could be the right approach. And, if nothing else, The Rock is always fun and has charisma to spare.
You guys feeling The Rock as adventurer?
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|Extra Tidbit:||The Rock's first feature film role was THE MUMMY RETURNS in 2002.|