Colin Trevorrow Talks ‘Jurassic World’ Timeline

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2015′s Jurassic World is the third sequel to Jurassic Park. That much we know. What we don’t exactly know is how it fits into that world. Will the same characters, events and consequences be at stake? Will it be a wholly new story? Are there dinosaurs? Well, we know the last one, and have a few good ideas about the other two, but director Colin Trevorrow felt generous on Twitter earlier this week and revealed a bit more about Jurassic World than we knew before.

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Briefly: For his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, comic actor Chris Pratt did some serious working out, and the aftereffect of his physical work is that other producers are looking at Pratt as a leading man. (OK, being chosen to lead what may be Marvel Studios’ biggest film yet probably didn’t hurt.) Now there’s a good chance that Pratt will end up in the central role in Jurassic World, to be directed by Colin Trevorrow.

The Wrap says the deal isn’t done, but that Pratt is being sought for the role that Josh Brolin was once lined up for. Brolin’s talks didn’t work out, and before Pratt can commit he’ll have to figure out a couple of stumbling blocks, including any potential schedule issues with Parks and Recreation, assuming the show continues. He may be a great choice for the film; if nothing else he can bring a type of vulnerability to the picture that Brolin wouldn’t have had.

Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins are also set for the film, and this report also says Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man) is in contention for a supporting role. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley are producing. The film is set for June 12, 2015.

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Briefly: Colin Trevorrow has been very busy prepping Jurassic World for release June 12, 2015. He’s assembled a solid young cast (Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins) with a few recognizable names (Josh Brolin, Bryce Dallas Howard) and now he might be adding another.

Hypable is reporting Jason Schwartzman, star of Rushmore and next month’s Saving Mr. Banks, is in talks to join the film in an yet-to-be-revealed role. His representation had no comment, which is generally a good thing (Idris Elba’s reps said he was not in the film when he was rumored). When there’s more to report, we’ll let you know, but for now lets just imagine how Schwartzman could fit into this sequel.

Bryce Dallas Howard, meanwhile, just said to USA Today, “they’re relaunching the Jurassic Park franchise, so I’ll be chasing dinosaurs. That’s going to happen next year.” [Hypable]

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Director Colin Trevorrow is currently shopping for dinosaur food. He’s already lined up Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Bryce Dallas Howard and Josh Brolin to potentially be eaten by genetically engineered creatures in the 2015 sequel Jurassic World. Now a rumor has begun to circulate of another possible meal for a T-Rex.

His name is Idris Elba, star of The Wire, Luther and this year’s Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Thor: The Dark World and Pacific Rim. Elba’s casting has yet to be confirmed, and his representation as well as Universal Pictures, have yet to comment. If it’s true though, he’s an awesome addition to what’s looking like a delicious cast.

Update: Elba’s publicist says the rumor is not true.

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Josh Brolin Heads to ‘Jurassic World’

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Josh Brolin could follow Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, and Nick Robinson to Jurassic World. The Oldboy star has just entered early talks for the Colin Trevorrow-directed sequel, which has a script by Derek Connolly. More details about the movie and his role after the jump.

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Briefly: This year, the film The Kings of Summer, from Jordan Vogt-Roberts, was the feature debut of actor Nick Robinson. Playing the film’s lead, Robinson did a great job as a high school kid who, dissatisfied with his life at home, builds his own house in the woods, with the help of two friends. The Kings of Summer has an undeniable influence from Steven Spielberg, so there’s something appropriate to the fact that Robinson is now in talks for a big role in Jurassic World, which Colin Trevorrow is directing for producer Spielberg.

We still don’t have a lot of story details, but Bryce Dallas Howard and Ty Simpkins are in talks for roles, and Robinson is said to be set to play the older brother of Simpkin’s character. Jake Johnson is also said to be a possible cast member. With casting clearly gaining speed, we should start to get more details about the film soon.  [Variety]

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Briefly: While a number of names have been listed over the past few months as potential stars of Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, we haven’t assumed that any will be locked in once the movie really gets going. The production delay and reported script changes threw things for a loop.

But Bryce Dallas Howard was tipped as one possible lead not long ago, and Deadline says she’s still in talks. Additionally, the site says that Jake Johnson (Drinking Buddies, New Girl) is a possible choice for another role. And finally, the young Ty Simpkins, who got his start on the big screen in Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds and may be best recognized as the poster child for Insidious (or as the precious kid in Iron Man 3), is now reported to be set for a lead role in the film, too. At this point we don’t have details for any of their roles, but that certainly looks like the sort of family unit (formal, or improvised) that would be right at home in a Jurassic Park movie.

Jurassic World is due out June 12, 2015Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall are producing.

Bryce Dallas Howard Could Take a Trip to ‘Jurassic World’

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The Jurassic Park franchise is preparing to open its doors once again with Jurassic World, and Bryce Dallas Howard could be its first visitor. The redheaded actress has just entered early talks to star in the 3D sci-fi adventure, after months of rumors. Hit the jump for the latest details on the long-awaited film.

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