Kevin Hart took to Instagram last night to post a new set video from Jumanji 2 as production continues in Hawaii, which seems to poke fun at a "feud" from the movie Dwayne Johnson recently wrapped, Fast & Furious 8. Dwayne Johnson himself even seemed to address this "production shut down" on Twitter, teasing Kevin Hart's "diva behavior." It seems to be all in good fun, though, while two new cast members have also come aboard.
Kevin Hart posted the set video on Instagram last night, where he reveals that production has been shut down on the set, so Jack Black can finish his rice. We see Jack Black eating his rice, playing along with the gag, with Kevin Hart teasing that Jack Black said he "ain't shooting s--t" until he finishes his rice, but when Dwayne Johnson comes into frame, Kevin Hart changes his tune immediately. Last month, Dwayne Johnson made headlines after a scathing social media post where he called some of his Fast & Furious 8 male co-stars "candy asses."
Shortly after that post started going viral, rumors spread that Vin Diesel was the target of Dwayne Johnson's rant, with sources claiming that Vin Diesel is constantly holding up production, while other reports claim that the whole thing was a publicity stunt, leading up to a WWE match between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel at WrestleMania, which airs just days before Fast & Furious 8 hits theaters. While none of those reports have been confirmed, it seems Dwayne Johnson has no problem poking fun at the incident, even tweeting out an apology to one of his new co-stars, Rhys Darby, for Kevin Hart's "diva behavior."
Dwayne Johnson's tweet pointed to a new Empire story that both Rhys Darby and Morgan Turner have signed on, joining Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Bravestone), Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar), Jack Black (Professor Shelly Oberon), Karen Gillan (Ruby Roundhouse) and Nick Jonas. Rhys Darby will be playing a character named Nigel, while Morgan Turner is playing an unknown role. It isn't known how many more roles are needed to be filled on Jumanji 2, which Jake Kasdan is directing, and has been set for release on July 28, 2017.
Dwayne Johnson also revealed in another tweet that more "cool/fun details" will be released soon regarding Karen Gillan's controversial costume. Some believe that her character Ruby Roundhouse has been trapped in the Jumanji game since she was a child, and she has now emerged as an adult wearing the same "child-sized clothes," but that hasn't been confirmed quite yet. Take a look at the latest video from the set of Jumanji 2 below.