"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.
As for re-teaming with his Central Intelligence co-star, The Rock, Hart had a very simple message: "I'm much better than Dwayne Johnson in this movie."
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").
In a scene for #Jumanji where I have to carry @kevinhart4real on my back while running thru the jungle, we are - unfortunately - harnessed together for hours while the entire crew looks up and enjoys our pain. In the movie this scene will be crazy funny. In real life this is bullshit, but we commit to the comedy. 😂🎭 #OnLocation #Jumanji #Hawaii #KevinsMooseKnuckle #DJsNightmare
All things considered, however, Hart has had a pretty epic year: he got married to his longtime girlfriend, model Eniko Parrish, in August, he's been hanging out in the lush Hawaiian jungle, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday and he was recently named the year's highest-paid comedian by Forbes magazine.
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.
For more on the upcoming Jumanji sequel, check out the video below.