After having beef with Vin Diesel on the set of Fast 8, Dwayne Johnson has finally wrapped filming on the action sequel, and while it’s unknown if he and Diesel mended fences, there’s no slowing down the Rock when it comes to upcoming projects. The actor has already shot Baywatch this year, he’s done with Fast 8, and now he’s moving on to Jumanji in two weeks. As we previously reported, Johnson will co-star with Kevin Hart and Jack Black in the upcoming film, which will be directed by Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story). While details on the plot are still scarce, Johnson said in an Instagram post that it is not a reboot but “a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story” (i.e. a legacyquel). I’m sort of indifferent on Jumanji either way, but since studios now feel that everything has to be built up into a mythology, it makes sense that they’re not leaving the original behind completely.
Check out Johnson’s Instagram post below. Fast 8 opens April 14, 2017 and Jumanji opens July 28, 2017.
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