'Jurassic World 2' Cast: Dinosaurs Will Have More Old People To Eat Than Ever

Chris Pratt nearly kisses a velociraptor in Jurassic World. Universal Studios

Geraldine Chaplin (Chaplin, A Monster Calls) has been cast in Jurassic World 2, the second over-70 yactor to join the Jurassic Park sequel after James Cromwell (Babe, Star Trek: First Contact). By contrast, Jurassic Park’s oldest dude was actor Richard Attenborough, who played park owner John Hammond, was 69 when JP came out in 1993.

Old people are underrepresented in movies, particularly older women, but only the youngs seem to care about adequate representation in pop culture, and we youngs hate the olds. Sorry olds, you’ve been treated unfairly and we haven’t stood for you enough.

The casting of Chaplin (yes, she’s the daughter of that Chaplin) in Jurassic World 2 was announced by director J.A. Bayona, who’s replacing Colin Trevorrow (though he still wrote the script).

Bayona has worked with Chaplin on a number of his films, including Spanish horror movie The Orphanage, A Monster Calls and The Impossible (where she was credited as “Old Woman”).

While Bayona gave no indication what role Chaplin has to play in the next dinosaur bloodbath, but new web domains purchased by NBCUniversal Media hint at a plot involving animal rights activists returning to Isla Nublar, the island at the center of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World (the other two entries in the series were set on another island in the chain: Isla Sorna). Could Chaplin and Cromwell be playing some sort of well-intentioned activist couple doomed to get their hippie followers digested by velociraptors? I’d watch that.

Jurassic World 2 is in theaters June 22, 2018.

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