It’s official: Chris Pratt is headed to Jurassic Park.
The star of Parks and Recreation and Guardians of the Galaxy has confirmed his involvement in Jurassic World, director Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming reboot of the Universal Pictures franchise. Speaking with QMI Agency, Pratt equated the Jurassic Park films to Star Wars, saying he’s a lifelong fan of the franchise.
“For me, Jurassic Park was really kind of my Star Wars,” he said. “I lined up at the theater to see it, I saw it opening night, I saw every sequel, I’ve seen it a whole bunch of times … for me that was my big movie, I think I was 13 or 14 when it came out. And so it’s a big deal for me to be any part of that, let alone this part I’m going to be playing. I’m thrilled about it.”
“Everybody around the world knows that franchise,” he continued. “When you say Jurassic Park, no one is like, ‘What’s Jurassic Park?’ More people know Jurassic Park than just about anything. I’m thrilled.”
Jurassic World opens on June 12, 2015, with Bryce Dallas Howard co-starring.