Clearing up the Jake Johnson ('New Girl') and Idris Elba ('Luther') casting whispers for the forthcoming dino follow-up 'Jurassic World' has been high on the list of rumour mill to-do's. Thankfully today we have both good news and bad news which sees a good old fashoned one in and one out! First up Johnson (below) has himself confirmed he has a role on the project, which we're sure having worked previously with director Colin Trevorrow on his last sci-fi effort 'Safety Not Guaranteed' helped sway things a little. Unfortunatley Elba won't be part of the project according to Trevorrow who claimed "The dinosaurs wouldn't stand a chance." Johnson joins the already cast Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, BD Wong and Omar Sy.
Here's what Johnson had to say on the project:
"When I was growing up and "Jurassic Park" came out, I freaked out like every other kid. I was born in '78, so I was like, 12. If it wasn't Colin and someone said they wanted me in "Jurassic Park," I would jump on it. The fact that it's Colin, written by Derek Connolly (who wrote "Safety Not Guaranteed") and both those guys are personal friends, I'd go through a wall."
Not one for being a stickler but of course Johnson would have been 15 at the time 'Jurassic Park' was released, not 12. Silly boy!