According To The Rock, The New JUMANJI Is A Sequel, Not A Reboot

Your list of in-development reboots just got one entry shorter.

It is time, once again, to cast our eyes towards Instagram, where The Rock is just casually dropping scoops for the umpteenth time this year. 


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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What starts as just another post about The Rock's work on Fast And Furious 8 eventually reveals itself to be something of a scoop regarding the upcoming Jumanji reboot (which The Rock will star in with Jack Black and a presumably-shrieking Kevin Hart): this Jumanji won't be a reboot at all, but a "continuation" of the 1995 original. What used to be known as a sequel, in other words.

As an added bonus, this IG post also includes some of The Rock's latest creative writing samples, which - in keeping with his brand - arrive in the form of hashtags. Hard to pick a favorite, but I think mine is probably "#BrillaintCrazyCurvyCaucasion" (which, I'm assuming, is directed at Jack Black).

How will the story of Jumanji continue? No idea, but we now live in a world where an unnecessary sequel is a actually step up from an unnecessary reboot. Against all odds, this reveal has made me somewhat curious about what they're gonna do with Jumanji. Well played, The Rock!