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Karen Gillan joins the cast of the Jumanji sequel

08.30.2016

Last week Dwayne Johnson confirmed that the upcoming JUMANJI film, also featuring Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas, was not a reboot but a continuation of the story. That's a bit of a relief, as it's nice to know that the filmmakers aren't taking the "easy way out" and will be honoring the first movie to some extent. Filming is gearing up to start in Hawaii next month, and Johnson has one more cast announcement he'd like to make before then; the addition of GUARDIAN OF THE GALAXY's Karen Gillan.

Between myself, @kevinhart4real Jack Black and @NickJonas we've searched far and wide to find the one person to complete our #JUMANJI family. This isn't just any role, but in many ways the most important role of the movie.

We had to find a girl. But not just any girl.

A girl who has "Chutzpah". Guts, nerve and talent to stand her ground and hold her own against Nick's cool rockstar ways, Jack's relentless energy and genius, Kevin's masterful timing and skills and the big, brown, bald tattooed guy who just simply stands there and oooooozes smoldering, captivating, sizzling, can't take your eyes off this brilliant manly man.. never mind I got drunk on the ol' DJ kool aid again.

Ladies and gentlemen, I'm proud to announce a girl who's playing the most important role in our movie - the talented, beautiful and down for a Scottish fight at any time, Ms @KarenGillanOfficial. And yes, this is the girl who is so bad ass she shaved her freaking head for Guardians of the Galaxy.

We start production next month in Hawaii and as many of you already know, this isn't a remake or reboot, but a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story we love. Jake "The Snake" Kasdan directing, Matt "OG" Tolmach producing. Yup, I give everyone nicknames. The adventure and fun continues... #JUMANJI #KarenGillan #RESPECT #GingerTough

I've enjoyed Karen Gillan in the few movies I've seen her in, so she's a welcome addition to the cast. While I'm kind of half and half about the cast thus far, there's no denying Johnson's excitement for the project. Here's hoping they really have some fun in store for us with this one!

The UNTITLED JUMANJI SEQUEL will open in theaters on July 28, 2017.

Source: Instagram

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