Dwayne Johnson insists the new Jumanji is "a continuation, not a reboot"

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Dwayne Johnson wrapped filming on Fast 8 this week, but unsurprisingly the hardest working man in Hollywood is not taking much time off. In an Instagram post thanking his Fast 8 co-stars the actor also made sure to include an update on Jumanji, which starts shooting in two weeks: 

"In two weeks I’ll reunite with ol’ friends Kevin Hart and Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of Jumanji. For the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome Jumanji story. It’s also crazy to me how much me, Kev and Jack look like triplets when we’re together… Man this is gonna be FUN".

Check out Johnson's full post below...

Finished strong and on to the next. That's an officially wrap on #FastAndFurious8. Thank you to our director @fgarygray for the vision and execution. Thank you UNIVERSAL for being tremendous partners as always, thank you to all my fellow co-stars for the daily effort and grind. Scott Eastwood you handsome sumbitch! Natalie Emmanuel I have a cold Budweiser ready for you and Tyrese Gibson you still have the biggest smile and forehead I've ever seen.😂 And a huge THANK YOU to our hard working production crew - the backbone of our business. Your kind words meant a lot to me last night - thank you! In the end, we all rallied, as great teams do, kicked ass and will deliver an amazing movie to the world. Proud of our entire FAST FAMILY. And now in two weeks I'll reunite with ol' friends Kevin Hart & Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI. *(for the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story). It's also crazy to me how much me, Kev and Jack look like triplets when we're together. 👶🏽👶🏻👶🏿. Man this is gonna be FUN. #WheelsUp #ThatsAWrap #FromFastAndFurious #StraightIntoJumanji #BigBrownBaldTattooedMan #DarkChocolateComedicRockStar #BrillaintCrazyCurvyCaucasion #TheseHashtagsAreRidiculous #INeedSleepAndCARBS #ButIWillSettleForTequila

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Going the "continuation" route as opposed to a reboot is definitely the smarter move here, as it gives the filmmakers more freedom to tell a new story while still  referencing the classic Robin Williams film. With filming due to start soon, hopefully we'll get a better idea of what exactly that new story is sooner rather than later.    

Directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart, Jumanji will be released in cinemas on July 28, 2017. 

Images: The Rock

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