A few days ago, Dwayne Johnson revealed something very interesting about his new movie, Jumanji: The Next Level. The film’s new villain – Jurgan the Brute – is not all he appears to be.

Taking to Instagram, Johnson said:

“Plot twist 👹

“For JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL we wanted to create a towering beast of a character named, JURGAN THE BRUTE. Enter, “Game of Thrones” actor, Rory McCann.


“When Rory first walked on set of JUMANJI it immediately reminded me of one of my favourite TV shows as a kid, THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and the episode where Lee Majors takes on BIG FOOT, played by the legendary, Andre the Giant.”

He continued: “Cool plot twist about JURGAN (for those who caught it) is he’s an actual avatar in the game. Meaning – SOMEONE is playing him.

“But who? That’s the big mystery.

“In the next JUMANJI we’ll find out just who’s been playing the JURGAN THE BRUTE 😈.”

So, who is the mystery character?

In Jumanji (1995) and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Van Pelt is the villain of each story, so what’s going on this time around? And where is Van Pelt?


As of yet, Sony has not given the go-ahead for another Jumanji film, but surely it’s only a matter of time, right? Jumanji: The Next Level has already taken over $500 million at the worldwide, so a sequel does seem likely – and I really hope it happens, as not only do I want to know who this mystery character is, I also thought this recent film was a blast!

Jumanji: The Next Level has started to do some world building, so will this all come together in the next sequel? I really hope so.

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