As of right now, we don’t know a whole lot about the fourth Jurassic Park film. It’s apparently called Jurassic World, it’s set to open on June 12th, 2015, Colin Trevorrow (who directed Safety Not Guaranteed) is directing, Ty Simpkins (who played the kid in Iron Man 3) is confirmed as part of the cast, and now we finally know for sure that Bryce Dallas Howard – who has long been rumored for a role – is on board as well. She told USA Today, “They’re relaunching the Jurassic Park franchise, so I’ll be chasing dinosaurs. That’s going to happen next year.” Sounds as much like a confirmation as anything I’ve ever heard.
As far as rumors go, there are a lot more of those than actual facts at this point. The story is supposedly set in a fully functional dinosaur theme park, where (naturally) things don’t go according to plan. The Kings of Summer star Nick Robinson was in talks to play Simpkins’ character’s brother, and actors like Josh Brolin and Idris Elba have been tossed around as possibilities for the male lead.
Now Hypable is adding to the rumors, listing perennial Wes Anderson collaborator Jason Schwartzman as a contender for an unnamed role. If true, this would be the biggest scale project Schwartzman has been a part of. He seems like he’d be a great fit for the sort of weaselly lawyer-type character that was eaten by the T-Rex in the first film, but we’d prefer if they cast him against type this time to give him something more interesting to do.
While we ponder all of this Jurassic World talk for the foreseeable future, the crew at Improv Everywhere decided to recreate the first film out in the streets, and the results are pretty amusing. Take a look:
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