Even if Jurassic World had only done about half of its record-breaking box office business, it would still be extremely likely that there would be a sequel. And if there will be a sequel than Jurassic World star Chris Pratt will be a participant.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Pratt confirmed that his character of dinosaur expert Owen would be back, joking “They have me for I think 38 movies or something.”
That Pratt would be returning doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Although he was signed to Jurassic World before last summer’s Guardians Of The Galaxy came out showcasing the actor’s screen presence as a light-hearted action lead, it has become fairly standard for any contract to have a clause that covers possible sequels, which keeps the actor from having a strong negotiating position with the studio if follow-up film is warranted. I think even Daniel Day Lewis had one for Lincoln.
One person who won’t be returning to join Pratt for the sequel will be director Colin Treverrow who had previously stated that he wasn’t interested in directing a follow up. There’s been no official announcement about a sequel but you can be assured that there are talks going on right now at Universal as to where the franchise will be going into the future.