2014 is shaping up to be a huge year for Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt. As well as voicing the lead in The LEGO Movie, he’s set to join the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in August with his role as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, while he’s also set to begin filming on Jurassic World this April. Speaking to MTV (via CBM), Pratt has expressed his excitement over the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise.
“What I liked about it was it answers the question of like, ‘Why would you do that?’ 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!’ You know, after THREE tries at it. They answer the question really well through this script; Colin Trevorrow did a great job of writing it, justifying it, and kind of – 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. That was really good and 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. We talked about it, I sat down with him, and it was kind of like me and James [Gunn]. We just kind of started getting excited about this. In the back of my mind, I was like, ‘Dude. This is gonna happen! They want YOU to do this movie! I remember him saying, ‘They’re not gonna tell you this, but we want you to do it.’ I was like, ‘Really? Okay, oh my God…’ So, just like getting really excited about it. [My character] has got a little bit of the Goldblum cynicism, but also the Sam Neill excitement of the wonder of the biology of it all. It’s a combination.”
Jurassic World is set for release on June 12th 2015 with a cast that also includes Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3) and Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer).