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Karen Gillan joins the cast of the Jumanji sequel

08.30.2016
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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.

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12:22AM on 08/31/2016
Are there any kid characters in the movie?
Are there any kid characters in the movie?
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2:54PM on 08/30/2016

I got nothing about this movie

but Karen Gillan is all kinds of awesome. Loved her in Dr. Who and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
but Karen Gillan is all kinds of awesome. Loved her in Dr. Who and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
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2:31PM on 08/30/2016

Still worried its a continuation in vein of The Thing prequel (that was obviously a stupid remake)

They need to really have ties to the original movie if they want us to treat it as a sequel and not a remake. Remake/Reboots have done shitty the past few years and the word is finally recognized as a bad thing. But I get flashbacks to when they tried to remake The Thing but called it a prequel when it was just the same movie with minimal ties to the John Carpenter classic.

Karen better play Kirsten Dunst's character all grown up, Jack Black is probably the brother character too. They better
They need to really have ties to the original movie if they want us to treat it as a sequel and not a remake. Remake/Reboots have done shitty the past few years and the word is finally recognized as a bad thing. But I get flashbacks to when they tried to remake The Thing but called it a prequel when it was just the same movie with minimal ties to the John Carpenter classic.

Karen better play Kirsten Dunst's character all grown up, Jack Black is probably the brother character too. They better not suck everyone into the world of the gameboard though... It would turn into Journey to the Center of the Earth that way and not be about the board game.
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10:32PM on 08/30/2016
If this is truly a sequel, she HAS to be playing Dunst's character (and I'm glad they cast Amy Pond in the role instead of Dunst... I can't stand Dunst).

But Jack Black is way too old to play her brother. He's 47, Karen is 28, and the brother was younger than her. I bet Nick Jonas is playing that role, he's the right age.

And, you know, if they do go into the board game and it becomes Journey to the Center of the Earth, well, Dwayne Johnson was in that too, so... tie-ins. lol. It's all
If this is truly a sequel, she HAS to be playing Dunst's character (and I'm glad they cast Amy Pond in the role instead of Dunst... I can't stand Dunst).

But Jack Black is way too old to play her brother. He's 47, Karen is 28, and the brother was younger than her. I bet Nick Jonas is playing that role, he's the right age.

And, you know, if they do go into the board game and it becomes Journey to the Center of the Earth, well, Dwayne Johnson was in that too, so... tie-ins. lol. It's all coming together!
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