Before he even read the script for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, Chris Pratt received a bang-on accurate synopsis of the movie from an unlikely source: fellow Marvel star Tom Holland.
Visiting SiriusXM’s “Entertainment Weekly Radio” along with “Jurassic” co-star Bryce Dallas Howard, Pratt reveals how it came to be that the star of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” knew more about his big-budget dinosaur sequel than he did.
“The first I heard about the plot was from Tom Holland, weirdly. I think I was shooting the sequel for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, maybe, and Tom was doing ‘Spider-Man’ on the same lot,” Pratt explains.
“Tom, of course, knows [‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ director] J.A. Bayona because of the film ‘The Impossible’ — Tom was the young guy in that movie,” he continues.
“He said [imitating Holland’s British accent], ‘Hey mate, I just talked to J.A., mate, he told me the whole plot of the story,’ and I was like, ‘What?’ He said, ‘Yeah, there’s like a volcano,’ and I said, ‘You’re messing with me.’ He’s like, ‘No, mate, he told me the whole thing.’ So he told me the whole story, so I heard it right from Tom Holland first,” Pratt adds.
“And then, when I read the script, I was like, he wasn’t messing with me,” Pratt marvels. “It was all real.”
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” opens on Friday, June 22.