Karen Gillan was once known as the Girl Who Waited. As soon as Gillan exited Dr Who, though, she didn’t have to wait long to made it big. Guardians Of The Galaxy brought Karen Gillan to big screen attention. Gillan will now be joining Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in the sequel to Jumanji. You heard correctly – the film won’t be a reboot. We’re getting a follow-on instead.
Gillan will be playing the character Martha in the new film. She had to fend off several contenders, too, according to Deadline (via Collider).
This is how Dwayne Johnson announced the news over on Instagram:
Between myself, @kevinhart4real Jack Black and @NickJonas we've searched far and wide to find the one person to complete our #JUMANJI family. This isn't just any role, but in many ways the most important role of the movie. We had to find a girl. But not just any girl. 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.. never mind I got drunk on the ol' DJ kool aid again. 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. We start production next month in Hawaii and as many of you already know, this isn't a remake or reboot, but a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story we love. Jake "The Snake" Kasdan directing, Matt "OG" Tolmach producing. Yup, I give everyone nicknames. The adventure and fun continues… #JUMANJI #KarenGillan #RESPECT #GingerTough
Nick Jonas and Jack Black will also be starring in Jumanji. Although details are yet to be released, we’ll definitely be seeing the animals inside the mysterious board game causing havoc. And with heaps of new technology, so much more is possible now.
Looks like we won’t have to wait long for another go on Jumanji. The film is due for release on July 28, 2017. This won’t be Karen Gillan’s only film next year either. We’ll be getting Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 in April, too.
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