Sam Neill Might Not Be Back for Jurassic World

Jason McDonald

After years of on again/off again development the next “Jurassic Park” sequel finally got it’s act together last year with a brand new director and title.  Now the film is undergoing the arduous task of assembling a cast, but there might be one man who won’t be making a return trip to the land of dinosaurs.

While speaking with the Chico Movie Examiner, actor Sam Neill (Dr. Grant in Jurassic Park 1 and 3) was asked if he’d be up for a cameo in the new “Jurassic World”, to which he replied:

Look, you never say no. I think there’s a whole new cast and a whole new look at things, and I think that’s great. As I said, I’d never say no, but I wish them… well, I’m sure it’s going to be great, but they don’t need me.

For you Dr. Grant fanboys/fangirls out there, the good news is that Sam Neill didn’t say “no” to the idea.  However, it doesn’t sound like anyone has approached him about the upcoming sequel either.  Or he could be keeping mum about a surprise cameo.  It’s too early to say, but as for him playing a large part in “Jurassic World”. . . it doesn’t look good.

From a character standpoint, it would make sense that Dr. Grant wouldn’t go near anything related to Jurassic Park again.  Part three got away with the excuse of Grant being tempted to go by a large sum of money, but you can only do that once before Grant starts to look like a greedy fool.

What say you? Would you want to see Grant return and if so how would you get him to the island?

“Jurassic World” is due out in theaters on June 12, 2015.

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      1. Shawn Payer January 10, 2014 at 10:14 pm

        Would of been nice to have him and Laura Dern back yeah. Or an older Lex and Tim reprise their roles.

      2. Brandie Bosserman January 10, 2014 at 10:16 pm

        Agree with Shawn Payer

      3. Kyle Rees January 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm

        Dr Grant needs to be there

      4. Panagiotis Loumiotis January 10, 2014 at 10:19 pm

        of course! but im still excited!

      5. John Brenner January 10, 2014 at 10:19 pm

        I’d like to have him back. The way the plot sounds, he’d be perfect as the crusader against the opened “Jurassic World”. He’d sound like the crazy old cook, until he gets his “told you so” moment.

      6. Susanna Lopez January 10, 2014 at 10:27 pm

        It would be great if he come back

      7. Bob Mikkelsen January 10, 2014 at 10:29 pm

        He adds class to any film he’s in.

      8. Mitzi Zombiegurl Hobbs January 10, 2014 at 10:30 pm

        Doesn’t seem right if he’s not in it. Won’t have that Jurassic park “feel” to it.

      9. Larry Brown January 10, 2014 at 10:32 pm

        it would have been nice sure but it’s not necessary

      10. Patrick Lubben January 10, 2014 at 10:32 pm

        How many times can they bring the old cast back to an island!? At one point it needs to stop and for Grant it that was already in JPIII

      11. Matt Kunka January 10, 2014 at 10:45 pm

        We need him. Without a doubt, we need him

      12. Yorgy Cisneros January 10, 2014 at 10:54 pm

        We need Dr Grant

      13. Mad Riker January 10, 2014 at 10:59 pm


      14. Laurent Fouassier January 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

        Je savais pas ke c’était des films d’horreur les Jurassic Park

      15. John Scooter Lincoln January 10, 2014 at 11:06 pm

        What’s he got to do better? And what’s he done since!

      16. Faith Rightout January 10, 2014 at 11:17 pm

        Yes I’d feel better lol like I’m not okay because this shitty addition is coming along lol

      17. Jaylynn Redd Bob January 10, 2014 at 11:21 pm

        I need my Sam Neil fix but she’s okay

      18. Jill Schrader January 10, 2014 at 11:37 pm

        Sam Neill makes everything more awesome…

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          Horror-Movies.ca January 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm

          Sam Neill and Treat Williams. Two highly under rated actors!

      19. Sara Louise January 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm

        Boooo! I love Doctor Grant

      20. Stephen Becker January 11, 2014 at 12:12 am

        Jurassic poop.

      21. Jesse Lane Moore January 11, 2014 at 12:26 am

        Yeah it would have been nice. Besides what else is he doing right now?

      22. Rebecca Villarreal January 11, 2014 at 12:59 am


      23. Bob Mikkelsen January 11, 2014 at 1:06 am

        Class and dignity to the role. Liked him in Red October and Dead Calm.

      24. Adrian Ortmueller January 11, 2014 at 1:23 am

        done to death already…do something different..how many more are we to endure…boring

      25. Efren Villa January 11, 2014 at 2:28 am

        I don’t mind.

      26. Jonathan David Kamoda January 11, 2014 at 2:32 am


      27. Misty Ellison January 11, 2014 at 4:26 am

        I wish he would. I will still see it, but it just won’t be the same without him.

      28. Stacy Gartner January 11, 2014 at 4:34 am

        Nooo he has too. I love him

      29. Stephen Sowala January 11, 2014 at 7:27 am

        Just wish Spielberg was directing :(

      30. Kira Ashley Marie Andrews January 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm

        Yes he’s been in all of them so he needs to be in the next

      31. Eva Vaincourt January 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm

        Won’t be the same if he’s not there:(

      32. Chris Roche January 11, 2014 at 4:16 pm

        Sam Neill is the movie series. Without him. No go

      33. James Peniata January 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm

        I feel his story has been told. Time to bring in some fresh and interesting characters.

      34. Arie Bonsor January 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

        yes, he was my fav character :)

      35. Enrique Munoz January 11, 2014 at 11:25 pm


      36. Buck Rogez January 11, 2014 at 11:48 pm

        As much as i like him in most of what hes done….he couldnt save part 3. What could he possibly do for part 4????