Funny man Chris Pratt will be starring in a couple of new films this year. In the next few weeks, he can be heard as Emmet in The Lego Movie, and in August, he will star in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy. Slowly but surely, Pratt is becoming a headline star. But this latest confirmation should solidify his stardom in the geek community has he confirmed that he would be starring in Colin Trevorrowâ€˜s Jurassic World.
Hit the jump to see what he said about his casting, and which geek film he compared Jurassic Park to.
During the press event for The Lego Movie, Pratt had this to say about joining the cast
For me, Jurassic Park was really kind of my Star Wars. I lined up at the theatre to see it, I saw it opening night, I saw every sequel, Iâ€™ve seen it a whole bunch of timesâ€¦ for me that was my big movie, I think I was 13 or 14 when it came out. And so itâ€™s a big deal for me to be any part of that, let alone this part Iâ€™m going to be playing. Iâ€™m thrilled about it.
The film was expected to be released in the summer of this year, but has been pushed back to the busy 2015 because Steven Spielberg was called in to help Trevorrow with the script since it would be his first time helming a tentpole film.
Details on the plot are limited as of the moment, but it has been hinted that the film would take place 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, and that we may return to Isla Nubar.
Also starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, and Nick Robinson. Jurassic World opens in theaters on June 12, 2015.