Only one cast member from the original Jurassic Park turned up in last year’s Jurassic World, and that’s B.D. Wong, who played the suddenly Machiavellian Dr. Henry Wu. Wong’s screen time in the first Jurassic checked out at about two-minutes near the beginning of the film, but what happened to all those other characters 20 years later? What happened to chaos enthusiast Ian Malcolm, or legacy kids Lex and Tim? How about Dr. Alan Grant, how is he coping in the Jurassic World world? While the production of Jurassic World 2 would probably love getting any one of the old cast in the sequel, the man that played Alan Grant has a grim perspective on where his character would be today.
Following up on the announcement that he was re-teaming with Jurassic Park co-star Jeff Goldblum in Thor: Ragnarok, Sam Neill was asked in an interview about his thoughts regarding an appearance by his Jurassic Park character in the upcoming Jurassic World sequel. However, the place he thinks Alan Grant would be today in the Jurassic World universe is, well, pretty grim. “I think the problem is that no one knows where Alan Grant is anymore,” Neill said via /Film. “He’s retired from paleontology. He’s sick to death of dinosaurs and running. He’s not quite as fleet of foot as he was, and he’s now retired to Dayton, Ohio, and has a very successful accountancy business… I think that’s what’s happened to Alan. Either that or he’s dead.”
Well that went negative fast. On the other hand, Neill’s analysis would not be inconsistent with what was established in Jurassic Park III, the one sequel Neill has appeared in. In that movie, Grant is extremely pessimistic about his professional following the incidents in Jurassic Park and The Lost World, and sees the cloned dinosaurs as little more than monsters created at the whim of men with a power they couldn’t control. Of course, he goes on another dinosaur adventure and finds the love again, but you’ve got to think that finally seeing that park opened and then the events of Jurassic World would turn him utterly bitter again. Of course, that would be presuming that Jurassic Park III is still canon, which is another conversation entirely.
Jurassic World 2 will be in theatres everywhere in June 2018.
Source: The Mary Sue