Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says ‘Jumanji’ Will Not Be a Reboot of the Original

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Says 'Jumanji' Will Not Be a Reboot of the Original

“It will be a CONTINUATION of the awesome JUMANJI adventure 20 years later,” Johnson posted on Instagram Monday. The movie is set to be released in July 2017, 22 years after the original came out.

Robin Williams may have delivered a solid hit with 1995’s Jumanji, but in Hollywood everything that’s old is new again. That’s why we’re getting a brand new Jumanji movie with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black entering the magical world of the eponymous jungle board game. They’re even throwing some Nick Jonas into the mix for added flavor. And now we have a better idea of how the new movie will relate to its ’90s predecessor.

In a recent post to Instagram, Johnson clarified that the upcoming movie will actually be a continuation of the original film as opposed to a reboot of the property. As the star wrote:

This new movie will NOT be a remake or reboot of the original. It will be a CONTINUATION of the awesome JUMANJI adventure 20 years later. As a producer on this movie and someone who loves the original, you have my word we’ll honor the legend of “Alan Parrish” and properly introduce a whole new generation to the fun and crazy JUMANJI universe that so many of us loved and grew up on.

Calling the new film a “continuation” is the equivalent of calling it a sequel, which would fall in line with Johnson’s comments that the film would honor the memory of Williams and his character Alan Parrish. But a sequel to 1995’s Jumanji could be a dangerous proposition, especially if recent moviegoing trends hold true in the coming years.

Yo.. Lots of positive ?? chatter now on something I should’ve clarified months ago when we announced we were making JUMANJI. This new movie will NOT be a remake or reboot of the original. It will be a CONTINUATION of the awesome JUMANJI adventure 20 years later. As a producer on this movie and someone who loves the original, you have my word we’ll honor the legend of “Alan Parrish” and properly introduce a whole new generation to the fun and crazy JUMANJI universe that so many of us loved and grew up on. Our director Jake Kasdan and lead producer Matt Tohlmach are focused and ready go. They also have no f*cking idea what they’ve gotten themselves into by hiring Me, Kevin Hart and Jack Black aka “The Cray Cray Triplets” as the stars of this movie.?? Shooting begins in 4 weeks. And on a personal note, it’s such a cool thing for me to bring the production of this movie to Hawaii. The positive ripple effect it has on local businesses and families in terms of creating jobs and additional income makes me very happy. I grew up on the island thru hard times and good times, so it means a lot to this local boy. Hell, I used to steal a Snickers candy bar every day from 7-11 when I walked to the gym as my pre workout meal when I was 14yrs cause I was too broke to buy one. When I return to Hawaii, I will go back to that 7-11 (on Kapiolani Blvd) and finally buy that Snickers bar after all these years. Then I’ll proceed to my psychiatric therapy session cause clearly I’m still messed up over that broke time in my life. #JUMANJI #HAWAII #SonyPictures #SnickersForTheWholeCrew

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