Greetings and salutations once again audience, Sony Pictures has confirmed that star Karen Gillan best know from Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Who, will be joining Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas for their upcoming Jumanji.
Dwayne the rock Johnson went off the deep end on Facebook about the addition of Gillan, saying:
“Between myself, Kevin, Jack and Nick 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 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. Karen Gillan.
“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.”
Jumanji is based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 children’s book in which a magical board game causes jungle plants and creatures to invade a quiet American suburb. The 1995 original film was directed by Joe Johnston and starred the late Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson.
The first time I seen Jumanji I felt the way I did when I seen “Back to the future” it’s one of those films that’s timeless and a classic. It’s going to hard to see a new Jumanji without Robin Williams. I’m hoping for a cameo from Kirsten Dunst.
My level of anticipation is 4 out of 5. Tell me is this a good addition to the cast? Let me know in the comments or let me know when Twitter @FenixArising become part of the conversation. Until next time.