Since production officially kicked off on the Hawaiian set of Jumanji, not a day has went by when some morsel of information hasn’t emerged from the depths of the jungle.
The mere inclusion of Dwayne Johnson means that those status reports can typically be traced back to the actor’s lively Instagram feed and sure enough, Johnson’s social platform has offered up our first look at Nick Jonas suited and booted on the Jumanji set.
An absentee from the group shot of Johnson (Spencer/Dr. Bravestone), Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar), Jack Black (Professor Shelly Oberon (Black), and Karen Gillan’s Ruby Roundhouse, little is currently known regarding Jonas’ involvement in Sony’s star-studded sequel, and Dwayne Johnson’s caption offers up nothing to change that fact:
“Officially welcoming my guy @NickJonas to #Jumanji. Great dude, great positive energy and very talented. He’s gonna kill this role like I kill things with my bare hands.”
What we do know, however, is that Jumanji is hailing from Bad Teacher and Sex Tape filmmaker Jake Kasdan, directing from a script penned by Scott Rosenberg. For all of the set videos lining the interwebs, there’s been some debate online regarding the actual story underpinning 2017’s adventure flick. The casting of Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner and Rhys Darby over the weekend – dubbed “Jumanji Juniors” – supports the overriding theory that those four newcomers are actually controlling the avatars of Johnson, Hart, Black and Gillan, as they explore the depths of the rainforest for an elusive jewel.
Those questions will be answered in full when Jumanji opens on July 28, 2017.