After a set video last week that poked fun at Dwayne Johnson’s “feud” with Vin Diesel on Fast & Furious 8, “The Rock” has brought his cast and crew together for another sneak peek. The actor released an Instagram preview where he’s seen alongside Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and several members of the crew while it’s raining on the Hawaii set. Since they are filming in an actual jungle, the video features Kevin Hart and Jack Black doing their best Guns ‘n Roses impression, singing parts of the song “Welcome to the Jungle.”
This video also gives us another look at Karen Gillan‘s controversial Jumanji 2 costume, which was criticized after the first photo was released. As you can see, the actress’ costume is quite skimpy, while her male counterparts are fully dressed. Both Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan have stressed that there is a perfectly good reason for her costume, which has spawned several fan theories. While Dwayne Johnson didn’t address this controversy any further on Instagram, he did have this to say about shooting Jumanji 2 thus far.
“We’re in the raining #JumanjiJungle baby! Jack Black‘s “Gonna watch you bleeeed” at the end kills me. Phenomenal first week of shooting with my extremely talented and funny co-stars @kevinhart4real, @karengillanofficial and our resident rock and roller Jack Black! We’ve been battling the jungle elements daily and director Jake Kasdan and hard working boots on the ground film crew is raising the bar when it comes to delivering the goods. Makin’ a good one for you over here in Hawaii and Jack’s makin’ em bleed. #OnLocation #Hawaii #Jumanji“
Last week, we reported that four more cast members have come aboard, playing characters Dwayne Johnson referred to as “Jumanji juniors.” Alex Wolff is playing a young boy in the “real world” named Spencer, whose avatar in the Jumanji game is Dwayne Johnson’s character, Dr. Smolder Bravestone. Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman and Morgan Turner are playing the other “real-world kids,” but we don’t know which avatars will represent them. Karen Gillan said last week there was a good reason she was wearing “child sized clothes,” and it is believed that her character has been trapped in the game as a child, and has simply grown out of those clothes.
The Jumanji supporting cast also includes Nick Jonas and Rhys Darby, with Jake Kasdan directing. While we still don’t have an official synopsis yet, Dwayne Johnson has said multiple times that Jumanji 2 will honor the late great Robin Williams, whose character Alan Parish had been stuck in the Jumanji game for decades in the original 1995 movie. Take a look at the latest video below from the Jumanji set as production continues towards its July 28, 2017 release date.