Think of him as Indiana Johnson.
Dwayne Johnson has shared a first look at his character in the upcoming Jumanji movie, introducing “The Smoldering Dr. Bravestone.” He posted the concept art of his character on his Instagram, adding, “Not sure where my pecs went” and “#KingOfTheSmolder.”
Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, and Karen Gillan also star in the upcoming film in unspecified roles, and Johnson has billed the new movie as not a reboot or a remake but “a continuation of the awesome Jumanji story.”
Notably, the concept art Johnson shared has the phrase “Bravestone/Spencer” in the upper right corner. It’s unclear whether Spencer is Dr. Bravestone’s first name or whether The Rock may actually be playing two characters, the way Jonathan Hyde did in the original 1995 classic (starring as both Alan Parrish’s dad, Sam, and the terrifying Van Pelt).
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
Jake Kasdan is directing the new Jumanji, based on Chris Van Allsburg’s children’s book. The film will hit theaters July 28, 2017.