Remember the Robin Williams classic from 1995 called Jumanji?
Former WWE superstar Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, comedian Kevin Hart, funnyman actor Jack Black, and former Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan are set to co-star in a July 2017 sequel to the classic children’s movie.
In the Jumanji 2 first look photos, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan show off their muscles in Instagram posts. During the first day of shooting, Kevin Hart posted a nice photo of himself, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black.
Although the first Jumanji film fit into the children’s adventure genre, the second Jumanji is looking more like a comedy.
Each character seems to have a different role for the movie: Johnson, 44, looks like an India Jones type, while Hart, 37, looks confused and a little out of place. The 28-year-old Gillan resembles Lara Croft, and Black, 47, appears like a classic jungle explorer.
Here is Dwayne Johnson after he finished a recent workout.
I was putting on my best mean face and looking extremely sweaty and large, but for some reason she laughed at me when I said “Well I don’t like little kids.. especially little girls”? This lil’ sweetheart Ashlyn waited patiently for almost 2hrs to meet me while I finished my workout. Great to meet you honey, keep up the great work in school and sorry I got my sweat on you ? On a personal note, moments like this are easily one of the best parts of fame. #Hawaii #AlohaSpirit #ForSomeReasonICanNeverIntimidateKids #JustAdults ???
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Kevin Hart also does workouts on a stair climber.
Even Karen Gillan is flexing her muscles in preparation of her Jumanji role.
So, the Jumanji 2 cast is ready to go; however, it isn’t the first time Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart have teamed up for a movie role. Johnson, the muscle, and Hart, providing comedic relief, teamed up for this year’s Central Intelligence.
Dwayne Johnson’s Workout and Diet Plan
Dwayne Johnson has always had big muscles. The intense bodybuilder look that he’s known for has translated to the big screen—Johnson is constantly being cast in movie roles that call for big man, including 2004’s Walking Tall, 2006’s Gridiron Gang, and 2014’s Hercules. After all, it takes a big man to play the son of Zeus.
For Hercules, Dwayne Johnson took his workout and fitness program to an entirely new level. The six-foot five-inch 260-pound Johnson spent the majority of his life training to become a professional football player, world-renowned WWE wrestler, and now one of Hollywood’s highest grossing movie stars.
To look like Hercules, Dwayne Johnson significantly elevated his training routine. Johnson trained six days a week, and only had one day off.
Johnson starts each day with a 50-minute cardio session before working on a specific body part. His legs are the only muscle group that receives more than one workout per week.
Working out is really what anchors Johnson’s day. He describes his training as biking, hiking, yoga, and meditation rolled up in one.
The Rock also follows something that his nutrition team created called his “12 Labors” diet, which includes large amounts of carbs, protein, fats, and veggies. Essentially, the diet is a 22-week diet that includes egg whites, oatmeal, broccoli, asparagus, fish, chicken, filet mignon, rice, baked potato, salad, and complex carbs.
He also supplements with glucosamine, multivitamins, glutamine, chondroitin, branched-chain amino acids, and a daily protein shake.
Kevin Hart’s Serious Workout Plan
What about the other cast members of Jumanji 2?
Hart in particular has a very intense workout routine. Hart is featured on the cover of the October 2016 issue of Men’s Fitness, and works out with personal trainer Ron Everline, who helps Hart build upper-body strength.
Hart’s 30-minute workouts feature push-ups, bench presses, the rowing machine, and curls. Hart also prides himself on a very healthy diet of baked chicken, brown rice, salads, and baked vegetables. But, he will sometimes cheat and eat some fried chicken.
The actors for Jumanji 2 are looking good, and are ready to entertain audiences when the movie is released next summer.
In the meantime, enjoy The Rock’s biceps, and Kevin Hart’s entertaining comedy routine with Oct. 14’s stand-up comedy tour-de-force called Kevin Hart: What Now?
McGeorge, A., “First-look at Jumanji sequel as Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart join Jack Black and Karen Gillan in jungle,” Mirror web site, Sept. 20, 2016; http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/first-look-jumanji-sequel-dwayne-8878452.