When it comes to its advertising budget, the Jumanji sequel is going to save a TON thanks to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Instagram account. Between announcing the start of filming and the casting of Karen Gillan, Rocky has been on a one-man marketing tear. It doesn’t look like he has any plans to slow down, as he recently released concept art revealing both the name and look of his character.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Concept art of my #JUMANJI character. “The Smoldering” Dr. Bravestone. (not sure where my pecs went;). This is gonna be fun.. Me, @kevinhart4real, Jack Black, @NickJonas and the Ginger Assassin @karengillanofficial can’t wait to “play the game that plays you”. #JUMANJI #DrBravestone #KingOfTheSmolder #TheAdventureContinues 💀 * JUMANJI Costume Designer Laura Jean Shannon
While the plot of the movie has been kept under wraps, this picture alone definitely gives some insight into its tone. The obvious Harrison Ford inspiration in the Rock’s outfit tells us we’re in for another action/adventure heavy film. The title card “The Smoldering Dr. Bravestone” is a throwback to the old serials of the ’30s and ’40s. Even though this is a sequel to the 1995 film, the time travel element of it means this version could take place anywhere. At first glance, it looks a little silly but that title card is actually giving us quite a bit of info to run with. Since we don’t know when (or if) the next Indiana Jones movie is going to come out, seeing the Rock act like him could be the next best thing. I am on board.
So what do you think? Are you excited for Rocky’s take on Jumanji? What time period do you think it will be set in? Should Dr. Bravestone and Owen Grady team up for a Jurassic World buddy cop drama? Let me know on Twitter or sound off in the comments below.
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