The Rock’s Version Of ‘Jumanji’ Includes A Giant Flamethrower, Because Of Course It Does

ryan-harkness
Contributing Writer
11.01.16

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Before Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart came on board, the new Jumanji movie was just another tired sounding cash-in on a story we weren’t sure needed to be done twice. But now that our new favorite action comedy duo is involved, we can’t wait to see how the movie shapes up. One thing is clear from the many various peeks into production that The Rock has been giving us on Instagram: their Jumanji is going to be a very different Jumanji from the Jumanji that Robin Williams Jumanji‘d in 1995. How different? This new one apparently has flamethrower action scenes.

“Our bad ass Jumanji FX team custom built my flamethrower so it attaches to my arm for tonight’s big action sequences,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “I steer my motorcycle with one hand and become the King of Fire with the other. Already singed the hair off my arm, so we’re off to a great start. Gonna be a fun night.”

So how exactly does The Rock as the ‘King of Fire’ fit into the Jumanji story as we know it? Well, it’s important to note that this isn’t actually a retelling of the original Jumanji. “We are NOT making a reboot,” Johnson wrote when the movie was first announced. “But rather a continuation of the awesome Jumanji story!”

That’s cool by us, because it means no annoying kids taking away from precious Rock/Hart screen time. And it means the movie can be all about the two trying to save a world overrun with all the classic Jumanji wildlife. If that requires a flamethrower to accomplish, then so be it.

The new Jumanji is set to come out on July 28th, 2017. Until then, we’ll just have to keep enjoying all the pranks and silliness going on behind the scenes.

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Ryan Harkness has been writing about mixed martial arts since 2006 for outlets like FOX Sports, Yahoo!, Bleacher Report, Bloody Elbow, and Fightlinker. UPROXX has been kind enough to let him share his thoughts on pop culture as well, mainly on shows featuring the undead.

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