Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Marvel’s newest Spiderman Tom Holland have all been announced as cast members. In an Instagram post, The Rock wrote “Two big roles left. One bad ass girl. One semi-sorta bad ass dude. Who will they be…this is gonna be fun.” It seems that the “semi-sorta bad ass dude” would be referring to Holland’s character. It is still unknown who will be playing the girl.
We still don’t know the official plot for the remake other than it is described as a reimagining of Jumanji. The Rock explained on Instagram that while the original film had three main roles, the remake will have five. He also touched on the fact that he respects Robin Williams and hinted at plans for honoring Williams saying,“You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of “Alan Parrish” will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud.” 90′s kids can breath a sigh of relief knowing that no-one will be attempting to replace the irreplaceable Robin Williams.
New Release Date
It was originally announced that the film was planning on a Christmas 2016 release date. According to the film’s IMDB page the new release date is July 28, 2017.
With the film being a year away we still have a lot to learn. Stay tuned to The Game of Nerds for new cast and plot information.