"I don't want people to think that we're redoing Jumanji -- it's a continuation," Hart told ET at the premiere of his new stand-up comedy film, Kevin Hart: What Now? in New York City on Wednesday. "If Jumanji was to move on, this is what it would be."
Hart added that the filmmakers would never try to "touch something as good as that or try to make it our own," but instead they are creating a story that shares the same universe.
"I think the audience is in for a treat, you know? Not only do we have a great cast, we have a great director [Jake Kasdan], and I think he's doing a great job of putting the film together."
"We're in a jungle, so you're getting a real effect," Hart added.
Johnson took to Instagram on Sunday to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the downsides
of having someone riding a harness strapped around your waist all day, (hint: it involves the phrase "mooseknuckle in the spine").
However, Hart says he doesn't let his success go to his head. "I try not to think about those things," Hart explained. "I'm excited about where I am in life."
"More importantly, I understand what it takes to get here and that's a lot of hard work and dedication," he added, "and I'm at a point where I don't plan on slowing down anytime soon."
The star's new stand-up special, Kevin Hart: What Now? -- which was filmed in front of a massive audience of 50,000 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia -- hits theaters on Friday.