Chris Pratt nixes a major Jurassic World fan theory

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Chris Pratt has just shut down a major Jurassic World fan theory and possibly our dreams with it.

This particular theory first dropped back in 2015 when Jurassic World was released, with fans speculating that the boy Dr. Grant spooked in the first Jurassic Park movie (played by Whit Hertford) grows up to become Chris Pratt's raptor expert, Owen, in the modern-day sequel.

Previously, the movie's director, Colon Trevorrow, responded to the theory, saying: "I'm not sure I want to answer because the speculation is so much fun. Let's not kill the fun."

However, Pratt has now gone on record to say – sadly – this simply isn't the case.

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"I have heard about that [theory]," he told The Huffington Post. "I don't see it as being true. It's sweet though and I love that kid.

"I love the idea of that possibility, but I do officially say, as the bastion of Owen's backstory, but not the creator of the character, that's not true. It'd be cooler if it was."

Previously, Whit Hertford shut down the rumour himself, saying: "For the record, Chris Pratt is not playing a grown up version of my character in Jurrasic World."

Meanwhile, Pratt recently revealed that the upcoming sequel will be "scarier" than its predecessor.

The as-yet untitled project will hit cinemas next year, reuniting Pratt with his World co-star Bryce Dallas Howard.

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"I think it's going to be a scarier version," Pratt told Screen Rant. "A little bit darker, and will continue to expand and carry the story forward in a way that is really unexpected and you wouldn't have imagined."

Jurassic World hits UK cinemas on June 8, 2018 and US cinemas on June 22, 2018.

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