In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (above), Chris Pratt is a reluctant hero, pressed into service to track down the grown-up Velociraptor named Blue when a volcano erupts at the ruined theme park formerly known as Jurassic World. The film unleashes a flurry of dark delights, which we won’t spoil here, but we can definitely recommend seeing it in a theater.
While we’d love to see Pratt reprise his role as Owen Grady in another installment in the Jurassic series, here is what’s coming up next for the actor.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Pratt became a big star thanks to his dynamic performance in Guardians of the Galaxy, but before that blockbuster hit cinema screens, his lead voice role as lovably ordinary Emmet Brickowski in The Lego Movie endeared him to millions of moviegoers, young and old alike.
The sequel picks up the story five years later, as the citizens of Bricksburg face a huge new threat, namely, Lego Duplo invaders from outer space. After they kidnap Lucy (Elizabeth Banks) and other heroes, Emmett must effect a rescue. The merriment will continue when the movie opens in theaters on February 8, 2019.
Cowboy Ninja Viking
Soon after Guardians of the Galaxy became a smash hit in 2014, Pratt was attached to star in Cowboy Ninja Viking. His character, based on a comic book series created by A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo, is an assassin with a multiple-personality disorder. The actor has already demonstrated his skills as a cowboy gambler and outlaw in The Magnificent Seven (above with Denzel Washington), so it should be fun to see him as a ninja and a viking as well.
The film aims to start production this summer. Michelle MacLaren, whose many credits include episodes of TV’s Game of Thrones, The Deuce, Breaking Bad and Westworld, will direct. Look for it in theaters on June 28, 2019.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Pratt is expected to reprise his role as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is due in theaters in 2020. Filmmaker James Gunn says that the sequel will take place after events in Avengers: Infinity War.
Speaking of which, Pratt has also been rumored for a return appearance in the fourth Avengers installment, scheduled for release on May 3, 2019, but that has not yet been confirmed. Perhaps a cameo, at least?