The Rock And Kevin Hart Are Up To Their Old Hijinks For Jumanji: The Next Level

The Rock and Kevin Hart not getting along in Jumanji: The Next Level

We are nearing the release of Jumanji: The Next Level, which means the cast of the new movie is getting together to get people hyped for the big Sony flick. That includes Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, who are back to their usual hijinks while doing press for the highly-anticipated sequel.

Along with Danny Glover and Danny DeVito, The Rock and Kevin Hart are in Cabo San Lucas to do press for Jumanji: The Next Level this week. During a break from this press stuff, the two actors simultaneously tried to record video footage for the fans, jumping into each others’ videos while they did so. Here’s Johnson’s version of the video.

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As you can see, the two actors are back to squabbling like siblings and taking digs at one another while each tries to put together the best social video they can. Meanwhile, Danny Glover and Danny DeVito are patiently sitting in the background and eventually get in on the banter and conversation, which is amusing in and of itself. I do believe Kevin Hart may have won this video battle, though.

Or at least, he definitely gets the better angle initially. Take a look at Kevin Hart's complementary video below.

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The comedic bit ends with the two men finally getting on the same page to hype Jumanji: The Next Level, which hits theaters at the end of December. This sort of antagonistic-yet-friendly rivalry has been a hallmark of the public relationship between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart as they have starred in several movies together over the last few years, including Central Intelligence, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and its sequel and even a cameo from Kevin Hart in Hobbs & Shaw. They are getting dangerously close to being frequent collaborators.

It’s clear the two men care about one another, as Dwayne Johnson even stepped in for Kevin Hart to help kick off Kelly Clarkson’s new daytime talk show this fall. Hart was expected to be a first week guest on the show, but was unable to make the appearance following his harrowing car accident and subsequent surgery. What makes this story even more of a friendship moment is that The Rock actually left his honeymoon a little early to be on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

It’s nice in general to see that Kevin Hart is back up and on his feet and able to just have the energy to be present and do a bit like this one. His car wreck was really serious and headlines talking about "months" of recovery followed the actor for a few weeks after the accident occurred. However, Kevin Hart has been back in the gym and he's even made some public appearances at this point. It's nice to see that he is going to be a voice championing Jumanji: The Next Level as well. His comedic chemistry with Dwayne Johnson is undeniable and the two men seem to have a good time in interviews too. Particularly when the two Danny actors are involved.

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Catch the actors back in action when Jumanji: The Next Level hits theaters on December 13. Or take a look at what else is coming with our full schedule.

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