While Chris Pratt is busy getting Marvel fans excited for another fun romp in the Milano in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” he also wants to remind you that he’s a part of another franchise that is a far cry from the world of Awesome Mixes and pelvic sorcery Peter Quill lives in: “Jurassic World.”
At a “Guardians” press junket, the chubby “Parks and Rec” alum-turned ripped action star was asked if he could reveal anything about what’s coming in next year’s “Jurassic World” sequel. Pratt eagerly responded by praising the work of director J.A. Bayona, who is taking on his first blockbuster after making his name with films that, as Pratt describes them, are “visually masterful” and filled with “deep emotions and suspense.”
Bayona’s filmography includes “The Impossible,” a true-story disaster film about a vacationing family who struggles to survive after getting caught in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and “Monster Calls,” a dark fantasy about a boy who comes to terms with the pain of watching his mother die of cancer with the help of a giant tree monster. Pratt says that he thinks Bayona will bring his intense style to the “Jurassic” franchise and create a movie that is far different than what Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow have put forth.
“I think it’s going to be a scarier version. A little bit darker and will continue to expand and carry the story forward in a way that is really unexpected and you wouldn’t have imagined,” he said.
Bayona has also teased that he will make the sequel much darker than previous films, saying he will take the “Jurassic” series to ” places where the saga has never been before.
Possible spoiler alert: Leaked plot details show that Pratt’s character, who was a dinosaur trainer in Jurassic World, will get embroiled in a government plan to weaponize the dinosaurs created by the JP project. Trevorrow, who directed “Jurassic World,” has returned to produce and co-write the script.
“Jurassic World 2” will hit theaters on June 22, 2018. In the meantime, you can check out Pratt in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.” on May 5.