Chris Pratt Debunks A Major Jurassic World Theory

Posted 2017/04/22 2874 0

When "Jurassic World" was released in 2015, many viewers thought that Chris Pratt's character, Owen Grady, had been featured in the dino franchise once before. Unfortunately for everyone, the star has officially debunked that theory this week.


One of the most popular fan theories to come out of Colin Trevorrow’s sequel, Jurassic World involved the origins of Owen Shaw (portrayed by Chris Pratt). The theory claims that the kid who Dr. Alan Grant scares the hell out of in “Jurassic Park” grew up and turned into Chris Pratt’s “Jurassic World” character, Owen Grady. As proof, the characters’ ages would line up nicely with the release dates of “Jurassic Park” (1993) and “Jurassic World” (2015), and, as Redditor farceur318 explained, “Grant tells [the kid] to ‘have a little respect’ for raptors, and in the trailers for ‘Jurassic World,’ Pratt’s character describes his relationships with the park’s raptors as ‘a relationship based on respect.’”

Trevorrow himself playfully responded to the theory, “I’m not sure I want to answer because the speculation is so much fun. Let’s not kill the fun.”

Pratt, however, offered this response when asked by The Huffington Post during press rounds for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: “I have heard about that. I don’t see it as being true.”

He added, “It’s sweet though. And I love that kid, and I love the idea of that possibility, but I do officially say, as the bastion of Owen’s backstory, but not the creator of the character, that’s not true. It’d be cooler if it was.”

Hertofrd, who portrayed the boy in the 1993 film tweeted in 2015 that his character was not Pratt’s Shaw:

Jurassic World 2 is being directed by J.A. Bayona and stars Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire), Chris Pratt (Owen), Rafe Spall, BD Wong (Dr. Henry Wu), Toby Jones, and Justice Smith. The film is being produced by Belen Atienza, Patrick Crowley, and Frank Marshall, with Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers.