In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, man of the moment, Chris Pratt coyly revealed that he has signed up for several possible sequels to Jurassic World – the mammoth blockbuster, which opened in UK cinemas earlier this week.
When asked if he had signed on for a sequel, Pratt semi-jokingly replied; “I am. They have me for I think, 38 movies or something.”
In the film, which is set 22 years after the events in Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1992 movie, Pratt plays Owen Grady – a worker at the park who specialises in the research and training of a pack of deadly velociraptors.
Given the film’s gargantuan opening weekend success at the US box office – in which it earned a record-breaking $82.8 million on the first day alone – a sequel, though not yet officially greenlit, is bound to be on the cards. Director Colin Trevorrow has already ruled out returning to direct on any future films though, stating to Italian publication Bad Taste that he “would be involved in some way, but not as a director.”
Pratt meanwhile, is also set to reprise his role as Peter Quill (A.K.A. Star Lord) in several upcoming films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe – including Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and both instalments of Avengers: Infinity War. As well as that, the actor is slated to appear in 2017 western, The Magnificent Seven, meaning that if another Jurassic sequel really is raring to go ahead, then Pratt looks set to have a very busy schedule indeed.
Jurassic World is open in cinemas nationwide now. Watch the trailer below.