Over the past few years, we’ve seen all manner of reboots and resurrections of existing franchises. We’ve even seen entirely new collections of movies that started way back when, like the recently concluded Skywalker saga, which generated an entirely new trilogy within a familiar world.
Another such example is the Jurassic World series, which piggybacked off of the original trilogy of dinosaur films to relaunch the franchise with new stars and callbacks to the first films. There have been two Jurassic World movies thus far, focusing on stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard but with references to and even appearances by characters from the first go-round, like BD Wong’s genetic scientist and Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm.
Now there’s a third Jurassic World movie coming, and it promises to be more even tied into the originals.
The other day, while doing press for his upcoming Pixar movie Onward, Chris Pratt said that Jurassic World 3 would be the “Avengers: Endgame” of Jurassic movies and that everyone would be in it. By everyone, he obviously meant the previously confirmed Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Goldblum. But it seems someone else is coming out of the woodwork as well.
Joseph Mazello, who played young dino-obsessed Tim in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park – the first – and still easily best – Jurassic movie, hinted that he’s coming back as well. Maybe.
I think it’s time to get back to work. What do you say gang?
— Joe Mazzello (@MazzelloJoe) February 23, 2020
The actor, who recently appeared in Bohemian Rhapsody, has previously said (as did his sister in the film, Ariana Richards) that he’d be willing to join his old co-stars in the new sequel. This tweet, coming so quickly after Pratt’s comments about “everyone” coming back, has people hoping Mazello is truly hinting at his return. Why anyone would care that much about a relatively minor character returning to a sure-to-be inferior sequel to a stone-cold classic is beyond me, but it’s the internet. Someone always cares about everything.
We don’t know a ton about the next Jurassic World, other than the fact that it will feature dinosaurs removed from their island setting – and the isolated mansion in the second movie – and wreaking havoc in the real world. We have some time to find out given Jurassic World 3 won’t hit theaters until June 21, 2021.