10:13 am - 01/27/2014

Chris Pratt confirms 'Jurassic World': 'Jurassic Park was really kind of my Star Wars'

Watch your tail, Tyrannosaurus rex. Chris Pratt is coming for you.

Parks and Recreation star Pratt, who heads the cast of next month’s The Lego Movie and this summer’s sci-fi superhero saga Guardians of the Galaxy, is looking forward to tangling with prehistoric predators in Jurassic World, stomping its way into cinemas next summer.

“For me, Jurassic Park was really kind of my Star Wars,” Pratt told QMI Agency Sunday at Legoland California, where he and fellow Lego Movie cast members were promoting the animated comedy.

“I lined up at the theatre to see it, I saw it opening night, I saw every sequel, I’ve seen it a whole bunch of times… for me that was my big movie, I think I was 13 or 14 when it came out,” Pratt said.

“And so it’s a big deal for me to be any part of that, let alone this part I’m going to be playing. I’m thrilled about it.”

The fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World will be directed and co-written by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed). Details about the movie are still largely under wraps, but Pratt is said to be playing Owen, a rugged ex-military dude who clashes with a corporate scientist played by Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help). Trevorrow has dropped hints via Twitter that the plot will involve a return to Isla Nublar, the location of 1993’s original Jurassic Park.

While Pratt had been rumoured for months to be eyeing a role in Jurassic World – a rumour that was somewhat cemented earlier this month, when director Ron Howard tweeted that his daughter would be co-starring with Pratt in the next Jurassic Park movie – Pratt himself is finally letting the cat out of the bag.

Or the dinosaur out of the egg.

“Everybody around the world knows that franchise,” said Pratt. “When you say Jurassic Park, no one is like, ‘What’s Jurassic Park?’ More people know Jurassic Park than just about anything. I’m thrilled.”

With Jurassic World opening on June 12, 2015, it’s going to be a busy couple of years for the affable Pratt, whose Hollywood stock has continued to rise after small but noteworthy roles in Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. From The Lego Movie to Guardians of the Galaxy to Jurassic World to the recently confirmed seventh season of Parks and Recreation, the guy is going to be everywhere for the next while.

“Dude, you gotta take it while it’s here,” Pratt said. “I’ll take it.”

scriptedending 27th-Jan-2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love that Chris Pratt is getting so much work.
mammary_glands 27th-Jan-2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
jurassic park was my star wars too tbh. jurassic park and julia roberts movies, basically.

i wish it was jchastain instead of proto chastain tho.
tucker 28th-Jan-2014 02:06 am (UTC)
in my dream world it would be Jessica and she would be the STAR not the female lead but the STAR

god I would die, Jurassic Park and miss chastain yasss
ms_mmelissa 27th-Jan-2014 06:38 pm (UTC)
I was like "Jessica Chastain looks a little different in that pic" and then I realized it was BDH.
guavapussy 27th-Jan-2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
i'd let chris pratt have his way with me all day and all night
tbe 27th-Jan-2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
He so fine.
magnetic_rose92 27th-Jan-2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
Ugh he's so fine and seems like such a chill dude. I wish him all the success.
elijahxwhore 27th-Jan-2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
get it Bright Abbot
sdpt 27th-Jan-2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
what's wrong with joe mazzello. I wish he'd play in Jurassic World!
lr489 27th-Jan-2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
he's so mighty fine- fat or skinny. i want u chris. cum inside me.
funhouse 27th-Jan-2014 07:48 pm (UTC)
amen jennifer
volumise 27th-Jan-2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
I love that he's getting everything.
igbywentdown 27th-Jan-2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
is that jessica chastain? she looks so different with bangs

also, i love him sfm, i'm so glad he's getting so much work

Edited at 2014-01-27 06:51 pm (UTC)
tucker 28th-Jan-2014 02:07 am (UTC)
no it's Bryce Dallas Howard
igbywentdown 28th-Jan-2014 12:30 pm (UTC)
wow, i totally forgot she existed
vehiclesshockme 27th-Jan-2014 06:50 pm (UTC)
Jurassic Park is seriously everything. I hope this ends up being good. I really wish they would bring back Tim though.
bellyroomfan 27th-Jan-2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
all the roles to pratt! i love it. star wars was my star wars but JP comes in at a very close second.
fabouluz 27th-Jan-2014 07:28 pm (UTC)
So excited but keep the animatronics!
dinosaur 27th-Jan-2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
bit disappointed with the casting so far which is a shame because i've been waiting for another jp movie for years.
cranberryfitch 27th-Jan-2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
i love that he's getting so much work, he seems so sweet/humble/grateful/deserving, i love him
ke77we 27th-Jan-2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
Not here for this Bryce shade, beetches. She's a really good actress and deserves better. I also love that she's like fuck Hollywood when it comes to losing her baby weight.
luvthatdrtywata 27th-Jan-2014 08:27 pm (UTC)
damn, he is the next big a-lister. good for him. he deserves it.
saintvlas22 27th-Jan-2014 10:48 pm (UTC)
I'm always surprised by ONTD's thirst for Chris Pratt. He seems nice, but I'm 'meh' at his career.
gorlplz 27th-Jan-2014 11:27 pm (UTC)
my husband <3
pluckygirl 27th-Jan-2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
aquanite 28th-Jan-2014 03:51 am (UTC)
That's so awesome that someone that LOVES JP is going to be in it. It warms my heart so much ;_; god damn it I'm so excited for JW I'm going to piss my pants.
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