Chris Pratt is roundly acknowledged as one of Hollywood's good guys. But his status has now diminished slightly after he dismissed the hugely popular Jurassic World fan theory. The theory is that the kid Dr. Alan Grant scares in Jurassic Park actually grows up to be none other than his character Owen Grady. Chris Pratt recently admitted that he was well aware of this speculation, before then disregarding it:
I have heard about that. I don't see it as being true. It's sweet though. And I love that kid, and 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.
Obviously it's not actually Chris Pratt's fault that this fan theory proved to be completely bogus, and the way that he handled this devastating blow has kept him in fan's good graces. After the release and subsequent huge success of Jurassic World, the world wide web started to look for connections between the blockbuster and the original film, which is rightfully acknowledged as one of the greatest movies in the history of cinema.
The theory that Owen Grady had actually debuted in 1993's Jurassic Park as the kid that was scared witless by Dr. Alan Grant's meticulous description of how a raptor would have devoured him soon started to spread like wildfire. For those of you that can't quite recall this scene, you can relive it in all of its glory below.
There were a number of reasons why the fan theory gathered so much momentum. Mostly it was because it was an intimate connection between the two films, especially because the age gaps between the characters and the films were perfectly in sync. Redditor farceur318 was then able to give the theory even more credence when noting that Grant tells the kid to "have a little respect" for the raptors, while in the trailers for Jurassic World Owen Grady describes his relationship with the creatures as one that's "based on respect." Co-writer and director Colin Trevorrow even previously refused to dismiss the speculation, as he insisted that he didn't want to "kill the fun." However, Chris Pratt had no problem being so callous and curt when he was quizzed about the fan theory by The Huffington Post.
Let's cross our fingers that he was just looking to play down the speculation before it is ultimately revealed to be true, courtesy of a glorious Sam Neill cameo, in Jurassic World 2. We'll find out if that's actually the case when Jurassic World 2 is released on June 22, 2018.