Suddenly we have a feeling our childhood is about to be ruined and aren't as excited about this anymore.
While The Rock, who will star/produce the project, has been keen to state that he intends to respect and "honour" the original film, with the casting announcement of Jack Black along with Kevin Hart for his "re-imagining" of 'Jumanji', are hopes of it being respected have dropped drastically.
Taking to Instagram last night, Dwayne Johnson confirmed that "JACK (mf'n) BLACK" was joining the film as his "Jumanji Breakfast Club" was coming together, teasing that "Two big roles [were] left" to be announced, "One bad ass girl. One semi-sorta bad ass dude. Who will they be... this is gonna be fun."
IT'S OFFICIAL: An ol' friend is ready to play in the world of #JUMANJI... JACK (mf'n) BLACK. Been a big fan of his work over the years. A brilliant actor who I'm confident will turn in a performance of a lifetime for JUMANJI. (when we reveal his character you'll understand;). In our reimagining of the story of JUMANJI, Jack brings that rare balance of cool with funny and edge with childlike joy. The "Jumanji Breakfast Club" is coming together.. myself, Jack (mf'n) Black and Kevin Hart. Two big roles left. One bad ass girl. One semi-sorta bad ass dude. Who will they be... this is gonna be fun. #JUMANJI #WelcomesJackBlack #JustPressStart #TheGameThatPlaysYou
We don't know about you, but this is beginning to sound less and less like we're going to enjoy it. We just have to wait until July 2017 to find out.