Experts continue to debate the possibility that dinosaurs once walked the earth’s surface, notwithstanding man’s discovery of fossils that allude to their existence. Capitalizing on that hype, several action slashers based on these pre-historic creatures have been produced by Hollywood throughout the years.
Universal Pictures’ most recent addition to the genre was its 2015 release of Colin Trevorrow’s “Jurassic World,” which preceded its 2018 sequel “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” At the time of the film’s casting, various actors, including Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt, were vying for the lead part.
While the former eventually spurned the role, the 54-year-old recently revealed that he was delighted Pratt got the part and performed admirably on the big screen.
‘I Could Not Picture Me Being That Guy’
While on a recent episode of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, Brolin touched on the reasons that led to him withdrawing from consideration for the role of “Jurassic World” lead character Owen Grady while also acknowledging Pratt, who ultimately landed the part.
“I could not picture me being that guy,” Brolin claimed. “And I’m very, very happy, based on my decision, of what Chris does with it, ’cause I think Chris is the right guy.”
Pratt’s character in the film was a Navy veteran and ethologist. He also doubled as a Velociraptor expert and handler at Jurassic World, a dinosaur theme park on an island. The actor’s stellar performance alongside his co-star Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing) and other cast members garnered the film positive reviews following its premiere.
The film made $1.6 billion at the box office, ranking third among all-time top-grossing films. It was also the highest-grossing picture in the “Jurassic Park” franchise and the second highest-grossing film of 2015.
Josh Brolin Said He Gets Excited About His Colleagues’ Success
Brolin, who recently starred in the supernatural mystery series “Outer Range,” claimed Pratt’s portrayal in their 2014 film “Guardians of the Galaxy” left an effect on him and that he sheepishly confessed it to him when they met at a party.
The actor also revealed that he had a mindset of being constantly delighted by the success of his industry colleagues, which was why he could easily rave to Pratt about his performance. This also helped him understand why his Marvel co-star was the right man for the “Jurassic World” role.
“‘Cause I get really excited about other people doing well; it doesn’t just have to be me,” he said on the Podcast. “I think I knew from a big-picture standpoint that somebody else would do a much better job than me.”
Josh Brolin And Chris Pratt Co-Starred In Marvel’s Cinematic Universe
Brolin and Pratt not only co-starred in MCU’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” but also in “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019).
In the two “Avengers” flicks, Pratt reprised his role as Peter Quill / Star-Lord, the half-human, half-alien commander of the Guardians who split off from a team of extraterrestrial thieves and smugglers known as the Ravagers.
Similarly, Brolin returned for his part as Thanos, an interstellar warrior from Titan who sought the Infinity Stones to wipe off half of all life, believing that the act would rebalance the cosmos. Brolin did motion capture on set, in addition to voicing the role.
Chris Pratt Returns In ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ And ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’
While Brolin has yet to appear in a big production since his involvement in “Avengers: Endgame,” Pratt, on the other hand, is now associated with two key projects.
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In June 2022, the 42-year-old will return to the big screen in the final installment of the “Jurassic World” trilogy, which will also feature original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, and Sam Neill for the first time in decades since the franchise’s first film debuted in 1993.
Pratt is also working on “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3,” the final sequel in Peter Quill / Star-Lord space adventures with his gang consisting of Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, Nebula, Rocket Raccoon, and Mantis – all played by high profiled Hollywood actors.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is set to be released on May 5, 2023.