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Jumanji Star The Rock Calls Rory McCann a ‘Towering Beast’

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Earlier this month, the newest and the third edition of Jumanji was released, ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’. The franchise began in 1995 and has since then been fan-favorite all over the world. The movie featured most of the ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ including The Rock. Then again, there were some guest appearances that we are pretty excited to see. Among the various surprises, fans got to see Rory McCann playing the role of Jurgan the Brute.

Rory McCann Gets Praises From The Rock

The Emmy-award winning show Game of Thrones ended earlier this year. One of the characters’ who got their epic revenge in the show, Rory McCann as The Hound/Sandor Clegane became a fan favorite as well. Fans got to see the first appearance of McCann since Game of Thrones in the third Jumanji film. Aside from the fans, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock shared his excitement of working with The Hound.


In an Instagram post, The Rock shared Rory McCann’s role in Jumanji and how he felt about sharing the screen with him. As shared by Dwayne, McCann played the role of Jurgan the Brute because the actor believed they needed a “towering beast of a character”. He also shared how Rory McCann reminded him of one of his favorite TV shows ‘The Six Million Dollar Man.’

The Rock writes:

“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 BIGFOOT, played by the legendary, Andre the Giant,”

The lead character of the film also hinted that Jurgan the Brute will be seen in the coming Jumanji film (whenever that happens) as well. He writes:

“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, if you still haven’t seen ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ and infamous Rory McCann, now is your chance to run to the nearest cinema!

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