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There are dinosaurs afoot in our modern world, and Jurassic World 3 looks to show the consequences of that fateful night the Lockwood Manor released a bunch of prehistoric beasts into the California wilds. We’ve already seen some of the fallout taking place in the live-action short Battle At Big Rock, but director Colin Trevorrow’s return to the franchise he helped revive will see a lot of characters from Jurassic past and present returning to take part in a huge sequel.
But, of course, there’s also some new additions to the Jurassic World 3 family that will help round out the human contingent of the adventure. And we’ve got a full list of the returning and debuting cast members ready for you to use in preparation for what might be the final Jurassic World film. At the moment, the following actors are slated to take part in Jurassic World 3.
Chris Pratt – Owen Grady
One of the two characters in this threequel who were introduced in Jurassic World, former raptor trainer Owen Grady has been along for the ride in this trilogy, all in the name of protecting his favorite co-worker: the Velociraptor named Blue. Reprising his role once again is actor Chris Pratt, who was most recently seen in Avengers: Endgame and will next be heard as a voice in the Disney/Pixar film Onward.
Bryce Dallas Howard – Claire Dearing
For almost every step of Owen’s journey in the Jurassic World saga, he’s been equally matched in wits and wisdom by the former park administrator-turned-dinosaur conservationist Claire Dearing. Played by Bryce Dallas Howard, her character is another important fixture to the story being told in Jurassic World 3, and much like Owen, she’ll be returning to the world of dinosaurs and humanity clashing in a battle for survival. Howard’s future projects also include directorial efforts on series such as The Mandalorian, as well as her feature film documentary Dads.
Isabella Sermon - Maisie Lockwood
Maisie Lockwood was revealed to be just as much of a product of genetic manipulation as the dinosaurs that she ultimately decided to free. A clone of an eccentric millionaire’s late daughter, she too was saved by Owen and Claire in the aftermath of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s climax at the Lockwood Manor. Isabella Sermon will be playing this role again in Jurassic World 3, and presumably will still be hanging around with Owen and Claire.
Jeff Goldblum – Dr. Ian Malcolm
Perhaps the greatest thing that Jurassic World 3 has promised the world is that it’s going to reunite the most legendary characters from the original Jurassic Park. While Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler will be returning in this film, Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm had already come back to the fold with his bit part in the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. You can be sure Malcolm will be rather upset that the dinosaurs have been released, and now he’ll have two friends to bounce his scientific anger off of.
Sam Neill – Dr. Alan Grant
Last seen in Jurassic Park III, it’s almost fitting that Jurassic World 3 would be the film to bring Sam Neill’s Dr. Alan Grant into the modern world of the Jurassic franchise. While we don’t know what’s in store for Dr. Grant, and whether his adventure in that previous film will be acknowledged, we do know that Sam Neill has kept busy in recent years. Between television shows like Peaky Blinders and films like Thor: Ragnarok and The Commuter, we’ve gotten quite a bit of Neill on our screens as of late.
Laura Dern – Dr. Ellie Sattler
Laura Dern has been making the rounds in pop culture, both as the kick-ass Vice Admiral Holdo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and as the tour de force of anger known as Renata Klein on HBO’s Big Little Lies. But before either of those gigs landed in her life, she helped save Jeff Goldblum from a Tyrannosaurus Rex in Jurassic Park as Dr. Ellie Sattler. This makes her very eager inclusion in Jurassic World 3’s cast not only essential, but an equally amazing prospect as seeing her colleagues return for more dinosaur action. While her experience with paleobotany might not be as handy in the Californian wilds as they were on Isla Sorna, Dr. Sattler surely has enough dino knowledge to keep herself, and her fellow survivors, alive in the field.
BD Wong – Dr. Henry Wu
Once in the employment of both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World’s theme parks, Dr. Henry Wu found himself working for some rather shady types that wanted to weaponize and sell off the very dinosaurs he helped recreate during the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Now, in Jurassic World 3, BD Wong’s return to the character he originated in Steven Spielberg’s original film may signal a return to the side of good. At least, one would hope that the fallout with the release and destruction of the Indoraptor would inspire him to do such a thing.
Finally, rounding out the cast of Jurassic World 3 are two newcomers who are unknown in terms of their characters, but have made quite a splash as acting talents. First up is DeWanda Wise, best known as Nola from the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It. With recent appearances in CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone and the Netflix film Someone Great, Wise is now one of the leads in this Jurassic threequel, continuing the tradition of introducing exciting new characters to go along with the old favorites we already know and love.
Also coming onboard in a new and unspecified role is actor Mamoudou Athie. While Jurassic World 3 will see him facing off against dinosaurs of various species and temperaments, Athie is also about to battle something fierce and unknown in the sci-fi thriller Underwater, alongside Kristen Stewart. Other notable credits in Mamoudou Athie’s career include the Hugh Jackman political biopic The Front Runner, and his role as Basterd in the rap dramedy Patti Cake$.
This is a pretty extensive and impressive cast for what could be one of the biggest sequels in the near future. And as such, there’s no telling who else will join up to bring this next chapter of the Jurassic franchise to life. So as we have further casting updates, we’ll be refreshing this guide to reflect those additional parties and their connection to Jurassic World 3.
In the meantime, Jurassic World 3 is looking to start shooting in the near future, if it hasn’t already, and is slated to drop on June 11, 2021.