March 21, 2014
Idris Elba And Jake Johnson Also Confirmed For JURASSIC WORLD?
A while back there was chatter in the trades that both Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, Thor: The Dark World) and Jake Johnson (New Girl, Safety Not Guaranteed) were in the mix for roles in Jurassic World. It seems like THR has confirmed their involvement, or have just made a simple mistake listing the cast.
I have a feeling it's the former, since those are two names we've been hearing for a while now, and the size of their roles hasn't actually been revealed. Elba is gathering-steam as name in Hollywood, but a role in a Jurassic Park film would be hard to turn down. As the British actor has a tendency to take-on genre projects, not to mention is a workaholic. Jake has worked with Colin previously, and could end up the comedic-relief of the film (a role also linked to Jason Schwartzman).
A recent string of additions to the cast includes Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Men In Black) and Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, Amazing Spider-Man). Colin Trevorrow also confirmed that BD Wong would be reprising his role of Dr. Henry Wu from the original film. Wong's character seemingly could be the only link to Jurassic Park.