What if Josh Brolin, aka Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, had played Owen Grady instead of Chris Pratt in the Jurassic World saga? Approached to embody the character, the actor refused, and declares that he does not regret his decision.
In Jurassic World: The World After, which will be released in our theaters next Wednesday, Chris Pratt will find raptor trainer Owen Grady for the third time, whom he has played on the big screen since 2015 alongside Bryce Dallas Howard.
However, before the interpreter of Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy is chosen to endorse the costume of this adventurer, spiritual heir of Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, several other actors were considered to embark in the direction of Isla Nublar.
This is particularly the case for Josh Brolin, another major figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, since he has played Thanos there since 2012. As he had declared in the podcast Happy Sad Confusedthe interpreter of the Mad Titan – who also faced Chris Pratt in Avengers: Infinity War – was also approached to play the role of Owen, but chose to decline the proposal:
“With all due respect to Steven Spielberg, I couldn’t imagine myself playing this role in Jurassic World”he said. “I couldn’t imagine myself playing this guy. And I’m very happy with my decision when I see what Chris Pratt did with it, because I think he was the right person.”
Very impressed by Chris Pratt’s performance in Guardians of the Galaxy (released a year before Jurassic World), Josh Brolin even remembers going to congratulate him, pleasantly surprised to see the 180° turn his career was taking. teammate, so far mainly known for his role in Parks and Recreation.
“We were all impressed”remembers Josh Brolin. “I even talked to him about it in a bit embarrassing way when I ran into him at a party. (…) I get very excited when I see that things are going well for someone (…). So yes, I think I knew, with the overview I had, that someone else would do a much better job than me.”
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Jurassic World: another major actor of the Avengers could have played the role of Chris Pratt