Sorry, everyone! Owen and that kid from Jurassic Park aren't the same person.
Shortly after Jurassic World hit theatres in the summer of 2015, a fan theory surfaced that claimed the boy Dr. Alan Grant scares in one of the first scenes of the original Jurassic Park grows up to be Chris Pratt's Velociraptor trainer, Owen Grady, in the latest film.
However, when the theory was presented to Pratt during a recent interview with The Huffington Post, the actor debunked it once and for all saying, "I have heard about that. I don’t see it as being true.”
He added, "It’s sweet though. And I love that kid, and I love the idea of that possibility, but I do officially say, as the bastion of Owen’s backstory, but not the creator of the character, that’s not true. It’d be cooler if it was."
Pratt isn't the only one to shoot down this recent fan theory. Whit Hertford, who played the kid from the original Jurassic Park, took to Twitter shortly before Jurassic World hit theatres to also voice his opinion on this theory.
for the record, @prattprattpratt is not playing a grown up version of my character in @JurrasicWorld. that role is mine, dammit!— Whit Hertford (@whithertford) June 11, 2015
Oh well, at least now we know, right?
Chris Pratt will be portraying the roguish raptor expert in next summer's Jurassic World 2. Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, James Cromwell, Ted Levine and Justice Smith will also star in the sequel. Colin Trevorrow returns to executive produce alongside Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall, while J.A. Bayona will direct.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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