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Jurassic Park star Sam Neill says 'Jurassic World' doesn't need him

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As we approach the 2014 summer movie season, all eyes remain focused on the 2015 summer movie season in which we will get highly anticipated films such as Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman vs. Superman among a slew of other studio franchise films. One of the film franchises making a come back is Jurassic Park, which is going to reboot the series with an all new cast for Jurassic World. 

So far, all three existing Jurassic Park movies have consisted of at least one actor from the original film, but according to star Sam Neill, that’s a trend which is unlikely to continue — at least for him. After reprising his role of Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park III back in 2001, Neill says that the new film doesn’t need him involved.

Per SlashFilm:

“I think there’s a whole new cast and a whole new look at things, and I think that’s great,” said Neill. “As I said, I’d never say no, but I wish them… well, I’m sure it’s going to be great, but they don’t need me.”

So far the new cast for the film has fresh faces like Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt and possibly Josh Brolin, but just because Neill says he isn’t coming back doesn’t mean other stars from the films won’t return.

Jeff Goldblum is currently reviving his career and Laura Dern may also decide that a nice way to recover from her cancelled HBO show would be to go back to the film franchise that made her a star.

Neil didn’t close the door on returning to the land of dinosaurs, but it’s sounding like this new film will have a new cast entirely and turn the page on the Jurassic Park we grew to love.

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