Filming is now officially underway on the new Jumanji movie, and Dwayne Johnson is joining costar Kevin Hart in sharing his excitement (and some new details) about the project.
Sharing a first-look photo from the set on Instagram — the same image Hart also posted — Johnson revealed his fellow main characters’ names as “Moose Finbar” (Hart), “Ruby Roundhouse” (Karen Gillan), and “Professor Shelly Oberon” (Jack Black). Johnson, as he previously noted, will be “Dr. Smolder Bravestone.”
In the photo’s caption, Johnson also praised the cast and crew (and himself), saying he had a “FUN first day of shooting in the jungle with this talented and crazy motley crew. Jack is brilliant, Karen is bad assery, Kevin is sharply hilarious and I smell good.”
He also teased that the cast’s “dope 90’s vintage costumes will all make sense when our plot’s revealed. Truuuuuust me.”
Hart’s caption on his own post shared a similar sentiment, saying he had “an amazing first day” on set, and lauded the “chemistry & energy” of the cast and crew. He summed it up with a few simple words: “This movie is going to be dope as hell.”
Gillan also shared the same photo on Wednesday and addressed the criticism that has appeared online over her costume. “Yes I’m wearing child sized clothes and YES there is a reason! The pay off is worth it, I promise!” she tweeted.
See Johnson’s Instagram below.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #JUMANJI Our dope 90's vintage costumes will all make sense when our plot's revealed. Truuuuuust me😂👊🏾. The journey continues.. "Moose Finbar" (Kevin Hart). "Ruby Roundhouse" (Karen Gillan). "Professor Shelly Oberon" (Jack Black). "Dr. Smolder Bravestone" 'cause well.. he smolders. Hard workin' and FUN first day of shooting in the jungle with this talented and crazy motley crew. Jack is brilliant, Karen is bad assery, Kevin is sharply hilarious and I smell good. Extremely hard trying to keep a straight face in these scenes. Too funny. We're makin' a good one. More to come.. #JUMANJI #WishFulfillment #TheGameThatPlaysYou
This post has been updated.