Given how active both Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Kevin Hart are on social media, there’s no doubt that the production is witnessing a major profile boost. This is a film that would normally have gone one with little-to-no recognition until a first trailer or poster, but thanks to these two, we certainly seem to be getting a day-by-day breakdown of all the goings-on on set.
The latest comes in the form of two set videos: one from Johnson, one from Hart, and both posted on Instagram.
Both are sort of light and fluffy fare, revealing no new details, but just give just a little bit of extra insight as to what it’s like on the set. If you’re a behind-the-scenes whore like me, you may just get a little something out of it.
Indeed, the production of this film certainly seems to be utilizing social media quite extensively. If you’ll recall, as recently as three days ago, it was through Kevin Hart’s Instagram that we got the first photo of the cast — and there was controversy surrounding Karen Gillan’s, shall we say, impractical attire.
Gillan has since taken to social media to address criticism, stating:
“Jumanji! Yes I'm wearing child sized clothes and YES there is a reason! The pay off is worth it, I promise!”
One of the big theories surrounding Jumanji is that our four leads (Johnson, Hart, Gillan, Black) are nothing more than avatars that the players are using in the board game, and that the jungle setting is the board itself. Given that fact, it makes sense to infer that these characters are nothing more than adventure archetypes — thus, the scantily clad woman.
That’s all just speculation, however, and I look forward to see how the filmmakers are planning to reinvigorate this long-dormant franchise.
Jumanji hits theaters on July 28, 2017.