Josh Brolin has claimed that the lead part in Jurassic World was offered to him but he declined.
Yes, the actor who played Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Cable in Deadpool 2 has been given the part of Owen Grady in the Jurassic Park reboot.
On Josh Horowitz’s podcast Happy Sad Confused, he said that he rejected the iconic Jurassic franchise because he couldn’t “picture” himself as the character.
Reflecting on his decision and the casting of Chris Pratt, Brolin said: “With all respect to Steven [Spielberg], I could not picture me doing it. I could not picture myself being that guy.
“And I’m very, very happy, based on my decision, of what Chris does with it because I think Chris is the right guy.”
As per Digitalspy, Brolin went on to express his joy for his Marvel co-star, praising him for his portrayal of Peter Quill in the franchise.
“When I saw Chris in Guardians of the Galaxy because I knew him a little bit before that, I was just like, ‘What?’,” he said. “I mean, we all were. I even said it to him kind of embarrassingly when I saw him at a party once. I was like, ‘Dude, what the f**k?’ It was embarrassing.
“I get really excited about other people doing well, it doesn’t just have to be me. So yeah, I think I knew from a big-picture standpoint that somebody else would do a much better job than me.”
The final installment of the Jurassic Park franchise (for now), Jurassic World, is due to hit theatres in June, including a reunion of original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum.
The release date for Jurassic World 3 is June 10, 2022.