The Rock's Secret Digital Stunt Double Is Revealed in This Jumanji VFX Breakdown

There’s no doubt Dwayne Johnson is physically capable of performing almost any stunt Hollywood asks of him, but when it comes to bashing in the chest of another performer on a motorcycle with a giant log, that’s when his digital stunt double steps in to safely take a swing.

Australia-based visual effects shop Iloura, now known as Method Studios, shared a behind-the-scenes look at the effects it created for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. This included the rhinoceros stampede scene, where a herd of the horned beasts chases a helicopter through a canyon—an obvious, although very realistic-looking, digital fabrication.


What was probably less obvious to most audience members was that Iloura also created a digital duplicate of Johnson himself for scenes where stunts were either too dangerous or too expensive for even a stunt person to pull off. If you thought the Rock was in a lot of movies now, there’s really no reason he couldn’t make an appearance in every film from here on out now that he’s been digitized.

[Vimeo via Art of VFX]

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