The Jumanji sequel is shaping up to be a goodie—just by the cast alone. With The Rock, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas already on-board to roll the dice in the magical board game, the film has added yet another talent to the cast (yes Nick Jonas is a talent, watch Kingdom) in Guardians of the Galaxy and former Dr Who star Karen Gillan.
The Rock as per, took to his Instagram to announce Gillan’s casting in the Jumanji sequel.
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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
According to Deadline, Gillan will play a lead role as Martha (I seriously hope they change that name). And from my mere basic knowledge of Jumanji, there was never a character in the book or first movie called Martha. So it’s a role purely created for the sequel. I still hope Jack Black plays an older even hairier version of Peter Shepherd from the original.
The untitled Jumanji sequel is set to hit screens July 28, 2017
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