Sam Neill Probably Won't Return for Jurassic World
Last month, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow said that his upcoming sequel will be set 22 years after the events of 1993's Jurassic Park. We also know that the sequel will return to the original Jurassic Park setting of Isla Nublar, where an actual working theme park has been built that attracts millions of visitors a year. With all of these tie-ins to the original film, does that mean we may see some of the original cast members coming back as well?
Sam Neill, who played Dr. Grant in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster, revealed in a recent interview that he doesn't have any plans to reprise his role, although he will not turn down the opportunity if one arises.
"Look, you never say no. I think there's a whole new cast and a whole new look at things, and I think that's great. As I said, I'd never say no, but I wish them... well, I'm sure it's going to be great, but they don't need me."
"Star Wars is coming back, isn't it? With J.J. Abrams. Well, I like J.J.. I'd like to work with him again. Star Wars would be cool."
Colin Trevorrow is directing Jurassic World from a script he co-wrote with Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed). Idris Elba, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson are currently attached to star. It isn't known when production may begin, although Universal has issued a June 12, 2015 release date.