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Following Jurassic World’s record-breaking opening weekend, Chris Pratt has confirmed he will be starring in a sequel.
The film just made history as the biggest worldwide box office hit in its opening weekend, taking in a gigantic $511m, partially due to its success in China where it earned $100m.
It has managed to top the box office in 66 countries and steal the title of biggest opening weekend from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which made $483.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Chris confirmed he was signed on to shoot a sequel.
“I am,” he said. “They have me for I think 38 movies or something.”
The movie is set 22 years after Jurassic Park’s events. An attraction has been added to dinosaur theme park Jurassic World with the intention of re-igniting visitors’ interests, but of course it causes horrific consequences.
Chris plays former military man and animal expert Owen who strives to protect visitors to the park, including two young brothers, from prehistoric assault after an intelligent Indominus Rex escapes and causes havoc.
Director Steven Spielberg chose not to cast the characters from the original trilogy (with the exception of B D Wong as Dr Henry Wu) as he wanted to bring the movie forwards.
Chris is a big fan of Steven’s work, describing him as “remarkable.” Chris was passionate about the original Jurassic Park, seeing it twice in its opening weekend when he was a teen because it captured his imagination so much.
The 35-year-old star has had a busy few years, playing supporting roles in films such as Zero Dark Thirty and voicing the character of Emmet in The Lego Movie. He was also in all 125 hilarious episodes of Parks and Recreation, and last year took on his first leading role as Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy.
Chris was on the set of Guardians of The Galaxy when he received the pitch for Jurassic World from screenplay writer Colin Trevorrow.