After a week of rumours that Sony Pictures wanted Dwayne Johnson to star in their remake of the 1995 fantasy adventure movie Jumanji, The Rock took to Instagram to confirm his involvement. This marks yet another remake for Johnson, with both Baywatch and Rampage also currently in production. Going by the post, it’s because he likes to “reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation.”
But let’s see what Twitter thinks…
Many found the news insulting to original Jumanji actor Robin Williams’ memory…
@TheRock I love your work..but man..these remakes need to stop.. No Williams, no Jumanji
— Jack Meoff (@LatinMist) April 23, 2016
— Friendly Asshole 〽️ (@Queen_Folarin) April 23, 2016
— Morgan Drew (@dextermorgan17) April 23, 2016
While some had suggestions for other movies The Rock should make…
@TheRock Mrs Doubtfire next? ????
— Johanna Sanders (@JohSanders) April 23, 2016
— Bal Somal (@Bal20mal) April 23, 2016
— Brett Weir (@WeirTacflash77) April 23, 2016
A few commented what they’d like to see The Rock bring to the role…
The majority, however, were excited for the announcement…
@TheRock I cannot wait to see you in the film Jumanji. You will make it just as good as Robin did. xxx
— Dawn Ferguson (@Chiccadeedawnie) April 23, 2016
— Talia Archer|TeamCap (@TaliaArcherWP) April 23, 2016
While a few were excited at another prospect entirely…
— Wendy Miller (@wnmiller94) April 23, 2016
@TheRock god you’re handsome. let me lick your chest pebbles.
— scooby baxshag (@sebby_54) April 23, 2016
What do you think about The Rock being confirmed for the Jumanji reboot? Let us know in the comments.
Jumanji is set for release on July 28th, 2017.