At the end of Jurassic Park, Dr. Grant, played by Sam Neill, wouldn’t give the park his blessing. Still, it appears that Jurassic World will open with or without him.
Neill, who has openly stated multiple times that he’d love to return, told Examiner that, as of this writing, he won’t be returning to the world of dinosaurs built by John Hammond.
“Look, you never say no,” Neill told them. “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.”
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, and Nick Robinson are in talks to star. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and will direct the film. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it is known that Robinson would play Simpkins’ older brother.
Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley will produce with a new release slated for June 12, 2015.