Alim Kheraj
August 31, 2016 2:49 am
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We’re not gonna like, we’re actually really excited about the Jumanji sequel. First of all, we were generally interested to see whether the film would be a reboot, and now that we know that it is in fact a sequel, we can’t wait to see what the film will be like.

The upcoming sequel to the 1995 original, which starred the late Robin Williams, is set to star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, as well as Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Nick Jonas, and is due to take place in Hawaii.

Now the latest cast member for the Jumanji sequel has been announced in the cutest way.

Taking to Instagram to announce the news, The Rock has revealed that Karen Gillan from Doctor Who would be joining the cast of the film, saying “We had to find a girl.” 

Before you think that he’s just being sexist, the rest of his comment is SUPER sweet.

“But not just any girl,” he continued. “A girl who has “Chutzpah”. Guts, nerve and talent to stand her ground and hold her own against Nick’s cool rockstar ways, Jack’s relentless energy and genius, Kevin’s masterful timing and skills and the big, brown, bald tattooed guy who just simply stands there and oooooozes smoldering, captivating, sizzling, can’t take your eyes off this brilliant manly man…”

Awww!

“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m proud to announce a girl who’s playing the most important role in our movie – the talented, beautiful and down for a Scottish fight at any time, Ms @KarenGillanOfficial. And yes, this is the girl who is so bad ass she shaved her freaking head for Guardians of the Galaxy,” he said.

Okay, we think this is soooo cute.

Karen Gillan, you may remember, is best known for her role as Amy Pond from Doctor Who. The Scottish-born actor has also appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy as the role of Nebula, and is set to reprise her role in the film’s upcoming sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Karen will be playing the role of Martha in the yet-to-be-titled Jumanji sequel, which is due to start production next month.

Also voicing his congratulations to Karen, Kevin Hart posted another adorable message to Instagram.

“I want to welcome @karengillanofficial to our Jumanji family,” he wrote. “This is such a incredible role & we are so lucky to have such a amazingly talented actress to play the part. Congrats….I can’t wait to get to work. This movie is shaping up to be something really special!!!! #Jumanji”

There is so much love in this cast, we kinda can’t deal. We actually can’t wait for the cute AF cast snaps that will inevitably end up on Instagram.

Congratulations Karen Gillan! We can’t wait to see what you guys will come up with!

The Jumanji sequel has a tentative release date for July 28 2017.

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