If you were to make a biopic about actor and would-be Wolverine Danny DeVito, you probably wouldn’t cast Dwayne Johnson. That’s part of what makes Jumanji: The Next Level such a fun concept. In the upcoming Sony sequel, Danny Devito’s Eddie gets sucked into the Jumanji game, where he is given the Smolder Bravestone avatar, played by The Rock. Jumanji newcomer Danny Devito revealed what he likes about The Rock’s impression of him, saying:
Danny DeVito approves of both his avatar in Jumanji: The Next Level and that of co-star and fellow Jumanji newcomer Danny Glover, who gets the Franklin “Mouse” Finbar character played by Kevin Hart. Danny DeVito is a big fan of The Rock’s impression of him in particular because of the fact that Dwayne Johnson really went for it and didn’t hold back with his performance.
As Danny DeVito told ABC 1’s Extra Butter, The Rock dove right into Jersey. Of course, the New Jersey-born actor is referencing how Dwayne Johnson affects a New Jersey accent to really sound like him, as if DeVito’s Grandpa Eddie were really sucked into the game in the body of Smolder Bravestone.