Chris Pratt put some serious thought into which weapon his character would wield in Jurassic World. Acting as both a soft-reboot and a continuation of the original Jurassic Park trilogy, Jurassic World saw Pratt's character Owen fighting for his life alongside Bryce Dallas Howard and two children after yet another dinosaur-filled theme park suffers an animal breakout. Pratt, Howard, and Pratt's prize velociraptor Blue all reprised their roles for the sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and a third Jurassic World film is reported to be starting production in early 2020.
Although Fallen Kingdom's first half generally acted as a rebooted version of Jurassic Park: The Lost World in the same way the first Jurassic World film rehashed many of the plot points from Jurassic Park, the second half went-all out on its dinosaur/cloning action and surprised fans with unexpected twists and a finale which completely changed how the film's universe operates. While many viewers are curious to see what will happen next in the newest Jurassic World sequel, others are looking back at the first film in the franchise's updated trilogy; specifically, looking back at Owen's choice of firearms.
When a fan on Twitter said the gun Chris Pratt was using in Jurassic World was simply not big enough to stop the Indominus Rex, the film's primary source of danger, the actor chimed it and explained why this was the case. Apparently Pratt has done a bit of research on firearms, and he concluded the 45-70 rifle which Owen uses in the film would be the character's preferred weapon of choice, and the one most likely for him to have on hand during a crisis situation like the one the characters of Jurassic World find themselves trapped in.
I put a lot of thought into the firearm I selected for that role. 45-70. You’re right tho probably not big enough for the Indominus Rex. But it definitely would do the trick for a rogue raptor- which would be Owens primary need for the weapon. https://t.co/3bhRwY4gco— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) December 1, 2019
According to Pratt, Owen's primary reason for having the rifle at all would be for taking down rogue raptors, since that's part of his job description. Although the actor concedes the weapon probably isn't the best choice for something as massive a threat as the Indominus Rex, it's what Owen had on hand at the time so he had to make do.
While the 45-70 Government may have been enough firepower to keep his friends and surrogate family safe in the original Jurassic World, Owen is going to need to step up his game once Jurassic World 3 begins filming. With the way things were left at the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it's about time Owen starts thinking about trading up to something a little more dangerous... like a cruise missle.