Things are finally starting to take shape for the long awaited Jurassic Park 4, which has been given the title of Jurassic World. After months of casting rumors and here-say it is confirmed that Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt will be taking on the male lead alongside Bryce Dallas Howard for the sequel which will begin shooting in New Orleans this June. But in all the excitement something may have been lost; does it really make sense to make a fourth Jurassic Park film?
The first two films managed to have significant reason to visit islands filled with dinosaurs, but many feel that was one of the large failings with Jurassic Park 3 and begs to question, can the films creators justify Jurassic Park 4? According to the films leading man, they can and have. Recently while speaking to the press on behalf of his latest film, The Lego Movie, Pratt opened up about the film to MTV, citing the films director, Colin Trevorrow, as the reason the film will make sense.
“What I liked about it is it answers the question of why would they? Why would you do that?…They answer the question really well through the script. Collin did a great job of writing it, justifying it, kind of, in his own way, having fun with that. And so anybody who goes in with that question will be really amused the way I was about how they answer that,” Pratt said.
Though he couldn’t disclose any specific details, it appears that the leading man is very confident in the materials ability to justify itself. Pratt also seemed very enthusiastic about the project, especially when the films producer, Steven Spielberg, came up. He went on to say that he felt Spielberg’s willingness to take a chance on the Trevorrow, who only has one other full length feature under his belt, was awesome and that he admired the vision behind the film.
At the moment, it looks as though the films original starts such as Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum won’t be returning to reprise their roles in Jurassic World, but it looks like Pratt will be doing his best to fill the shoes. According to him, his character will be a mix of the two.
“He’s got a little of both. He’s got a little bit of the Goldblum cynicism but also the Sam Neil excitement,” Pratt said.
Pratt will also be starring in Marvel’s upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy, making him a key player in two very large properties in the near future. Jurassic World is set to hit theaters June, 12th 2015 and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson and Irrfan Khan.