Chris Pratt Calls His ‘Jurassic World’ Character a Mix of Alan Grant & Ian Malcolm

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So far this year we’ve seen a few films shift their release dates out of the already overcrowded summer of 2015 – Batman vs. Superman for instance –  but the next installment in the Jurassic Park franchise is releasing right in the thick of it on June 12th, 2015.

Starring in Jurassic World is Chris Pratt, alongside Bryce Dallas HowardTy Simpkins and Nick RobinsonJurassic World will pick up 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park and be filmed on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Kauai, which served as the primary filming locations for Isla Nublar in the first movie.

Jurassic World will be the first large franchise film for director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), but that inexperience does’t worry Pratt. Speaking with MTV News, Pratt praised Trevorrow’s vision and excitement for the project:

“He’s got a great vision for the movie… It’s awesome that Steven Spielberg is taking a chance on this guy because he’s got a really clear vision.  I sat down with him and it was kind of like with me and [‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ director] James [Gunn], we just kind of started getting excited about this.”

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Since Jurassic World will be the third sequel in the Jurassic Park franchise, plenty of fans question why another is needed. (Especially as the last two weren’t all that well-received.) Pratt says this is something addressed in Jurassic World‘s script.

More to the point, the script addresses why anyone would try cloning dinosaurs again considering how badly it turned out the first time:

“What I liked about it was it answers the question of ‘Why would you do that?’ Like, how do you suspend disbelief to be like, ‘Oh yes, let’s make this mistake again. We haven’t learned our lesson about dinosaurs, we should definitely live with them and see how that works out!’ after like three tries at it.  They answer the question really well through the script.  Colin did a great job of writing it and justifying it and in his own way having fun with that, so anybody who goes in with that question will be really amused – the way I was – about how they answer that.”

Whatever the clever reasoning is behind yet another attempt at bringing dinosaurs back from extinction, things will eventually go awry. And when they do, it will fall to Pratt’s “rugged ex-military guy” to pick up the pieces.

MTV News asked Pratt whether his character will be more like Sam Neill’s Dr. Grant or Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Malcolm, to which he responded:

“He’s got a little of both.  He’s got a little bit of the Goldblum cynicism but also the Sam Neill excitement at the wonder of the biology of it all, so it’s a combination.”

It’s disappointing Pratt wasn’t asked if there were any similarities between his character and Laura Dern’s Dr. Sattler, but that’s probably because no one could ever equal her steely resolve when it comes to facing down dangerous dinos.

What are your concerns, if any, about Jurassic World? Will it revitalize the franchise or kill it dead? Let us know in the comments below.


Jurassic World hits theaters on June 12th, 2015.

Source: MTV News (via Collider)

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  1. So far…it has the right people working on it.
    The tech has improved we’re gonna see awesome visual realism.
    And its good to see they’re taking the script seriously..addressing the basic questions.

    This could be a justifiable and good entry to the franchise..

  2. They do not need to ask themselves “why would we try cloning dinosaurs again when Hammond failed to contain his creations?”. The answer would be simple. They had crappy installations and poor security. No wonder the T-Rex gets lose when all there is to keep her from running amock are thin metal strings (even electrified. Even elephants in a zoos have at least deep moats between their space and the public’s. Put the dangerous dinos in a deep pit for ****’s sake). And that goes without mentionning the one guy controlling the whole park from his computer. -_-’ Jurassic Park was as safe as the cages from Alien Resurrection.
    So yeah, try it again, with foolproof installations this time. Although if they did this, there would be no movie now, wouldn”t it? :P

    • “And that goes without mentionning the one guy controlling the whole park from his computer.”

      You know, in the movie its just implied, but in the book the Chaos Theory and the way that a tiny butterfly of a problem escalates to a massive problem, is the main focus. Hammond wanted to avoid spending tons of money on the park an wanted it to remain automated. In the end, the only overworked guy programming the system sold out and initiated the whole mess that became of the park. Chaos Theory.

      So, the new movie will have to, just like the original, be a thrill ride full of great set pieces and showcase the Chaos Theory thing well.

  3. From the sound of Pratt’s explanation, it sounds like the entire world is making the dinosaurs mainstream, like the humans did with the apes in the Planet of the Apes universe. O.o

  4. I’ve read/listened to a lot of Colin’s interviews and you can tell he really loves the films and wants to make this a good movie. I can’t even explain how excited I’ve been for this movie. I know how amazing the CG dinos will look, but I really hope they still use the animatronic dinosaurs. I read an interview where someone said they were but that was so long ago who knows how true it is.

    • I honestly think it’d be very d*mb not to use them. The first Jurassic Park film holds up near perfectly, both story wise and visually. I really hope they just update the methods used back in 93. By using animatronics, I think the movie will be able to hold up 20 or 30 years later, just like the first film.

  5. How the hell can you be a mix of Grant and Malcolm? There are almost polar opposites. That is such a cop out. Just a way to get people excited by trying to equate your movie to the first one.

    I lost faith in this series after part 3… but Damnit! I still like dinosaurs so I will begrudgingly go see this one.

  6. I wish there can be ‘Titanic Sinking’ theory.
    When the new park made the whole security system so details and saying, “Even God couldn’t sink the ship”
    So, they’re not being dumb this time, to make everything looks automatic but one time storm killed the electricity, the chaos happened. Even mall, nowadays, has an automatic generator that could live the whole electricity for a day. I mean, please, don’t be dumb.
    Why not, make all of them like a greed or something, “Even no one could turned down this park ever again. Not even Alan.” Just a sec later, that iRex killed everyone on that park.