IRON MAN 3′s Ty Simpkins Land Lead in JURASSIC WORLD
In this year’s controversial Iron Man 3, Tony Stark had a bit of a side-kick for part of the film. While it wasn’t as big of an issue as the whole Mandarin fiasco. Some folks thought it was a bit odd to include a character like Harley in the film. Others, myself included, thought it added a bit of a new twist for Tony, having to deal with a child. Regardless, Ty Simpkins, who played the role, did a pretty good job and held his own with RDJ, with the pair having some great scenes in the film. Not surprisingly, Simpkins will be moving on to bigger things quite soon. In fact, he’s landed his next big gig with Colin Trevarrow’s upcoming Jurassic World.
According to Deadline, the young actor has landed the lead role in the fourth film of the hugely successful dino-infused franchise. Little is known of the story at this point, but it shouldn’t be a surprise to see a child introduced. Simpkins is no stranger to high-profile films, having starred in the smash hit Insidious, along with its sequel, War of The Worlds, opposite Tom Cruise, and the award-winning Revolutionary Road. Not long ago, it was announced that Bryce Dallas Howard was being lined up for a part, but no confirmation has been made there. The trade also mentions that New Girl and Drinking Buddies star Jake Johnson is in talks for a role as well, but they can’t get the studio to confirm.
Jurassic World is slated for a June 2015 release date, so shooting will likely begin early next year. As was mentioned, story details are being kept quiet at this point, but it’s been rumored that we could see some aquatic dinosaurs make their debut. Obviously, as more news comes along, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date.
Source : Deadline