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Dwayne Johnson Misses Throwing Spiders at Kevin Hart in ‘Jumanji’ Jungle

Dwayne Johnson Misses Throwing Spiders at Kevin Hart in ‘Jumanji’ Jungle


Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is missing shooting Jumanji on location in the jungle – because he can no longer terrify Kevin Hart by “throwing venomous spiders on him”.

The two actors have been busy shooting the family action film, which is a continuation of the story from the 1995 film of the same name starring the late Robin Williams, for the past few months and have spent a lot of time in wild jungles in Hawaii.

Now, Johnson and Hart – who appeared together in action/comedy Central Intelligence – are filming their green screen scenes in Atlanta, and although the former WWE wrestler loves working with the CGI experts, he is missing being able to give his co-star arachnid angst.

In a post on his Instagram account – accompanied by a photo of himself sitting on a motorbike in front of a green screen – Johnson revealed: “For #Jumanji we shot for two months in the Hawaiian jungles and mountainous terrain – now for our final weeks we bring our filming inside and come to huge sound stages where we shoot all our very technical VFX green screen action.

“Always so impressed with this process as we get to tap into the minds of some of the most brilliant visual effects filmmakers in the world. Now the only drawback to not being in the real jungle, is that I can’t f**k with Kevin Hart by throwing venomous spiders on him, but the payoff is when you see the movie you’ll be transported to the amazing world of #Jumanji. #OnSet #SoundStages #GreenScreenVFX #IStillNeedToF##kWithHart #Jumanji (sic)”

Before filming took place in Hawaii, Johnson and the rest of the Jumanji cast – which includes Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas – and director Jake Kasdan were blessed by a local priest. Hawaiian Kahu Cordell Keka blessed the film with a “powerful aloha” to ensure the “spirit of laughter, enjoyment and love” was present throughout the shoot.

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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