Fans furious over new pics from Jumanji set, branding reboot 'sexist'

By Bronte Coy

This picture has Jumanji fans riled up. Photo / Instagram
This picture has Jumanji fans riled up. Photo / Instagram

Fans are up in arms over the first pictures to emerge from the new Jumanji reboot, starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart, with many branding the movie "sexist".

Hart took to Instagram to rave about how great the chemistry is between the stars in the remake of Robin Williams' 1995 original movie, but ended up attracting major backlash over the difference between the men's outfits and Gillan's.

Kevin Hart's Instagram snap from the set of Jumanji has caused major backlash. Photo / Getty
Kevin Hart's Instagram snap from the set of Jumanji has caused major backlash. Photo / Getty

In the onset picture, the males are seen in commando-style outdoor wear, while Gillan is wearing wildly impractical short-shorts, a crop top, and knee-high boots - hardly sensible for running through the jungle.

Johnson quickly jumped into the commentary underneath Hart's picture, explaining that it's not how it looks.


"Her jungle wardrobe will make sense when you know the plot," he wrote.

"Trust me."

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But fans were still up in arms, with some even threatening to boycott the movie.

"All the guys are dressed for the jungle," one person commented. "Except the girl who's dressed like she's in the beginning of an adult film. If the girl's going to dress like that, pass. I have two young girls."

Another user wrote: "She could, you know, wear some pants. I know that you just put (her) there so she could be sexy and be saved all the time, but it's a jungle."

"I see a lot of mosquito bites in Karen Gillian's future. Come on, a cropped top and shorts in the jungle? She's just missing the heels and huge boobs to be the perfect picture of woman objectification," wrote another person.

Jumanji is set for release in 2017.

- news.com.au

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