NATION – ‘New Girl’ actor Jake Johnson won’t be in the dinosaur-disaster movie ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ according to screenwriter Colin Trevorrow.
Colin Trevorrow says Jake Johnson won’t be appearing in ‘Jurassic World 2’.
‘New Girl’ actor Jake, 39, starred as the Jurassic Park T-shirt wearing Lowery Cruthers in ‘Jurassic World’ ho was part of the team responsible for the dinosaur-filled theme park’s security.
Trevorrow – who helmed the 2015 box office smash – has now revealed that the character will not be seen in ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ but teased that his no-show doesn’t mean he’ll never be seen in the franchise again.
Speaking to Den of Geek, the director said: ‘’He’s not in ‘Jurassic World 2’ for the same reason that any other actor would be excluded from a movie. Unless we can find a genuine, organic way to make it not seem like he’s just in it because he was a great character in a previous film. It doesn’t mean he’ll never be back and I’ve had conversations with almost all of the actors going back to the previous films about how important their legacies are to these movies and yet also how important it is continuously change and evolve them into something new.’’
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ sees the return of Bryce Dallas Howard, 36, as Claire and Chris Pratt, 37, as raptor trainer Owen, as well as original ‘Jurassic Park’ star Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm, and it has just wrapped up its UK shoot.
For the fifth instalment in the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise, Trevorrow stepped away from directing duties handing over the reins to Juan Antonio Bayona while he remains working on the script.
Trevorrow said: ‘’Because ‘Jurassic’ is not a forever franchise in a traditional way. If it’s going to be something that continues to exist it has to be earned on a movie by movie basis.
‘’The reason why I didn’t want to direct it myself, why I brought J.A. Bayona and why in our screenwriting decisions we’ve taken it into a very different direction that’s much more character based than previous films, is all from that need to constantly evolve and change.’’
FILM SCHOOL REJECTS – The professional grump has made a name for himself by undermining mediocre (or worse) tentpoles.
The verdict is in: The Mummy is a total mess. Maybe 10% of it being any fun. Jake Johnson plays sidekick Chris Vail in a tiny amount of the film, having a great and very strange rapport with Tom Cruise that seems lifted straight from David Naughton and Griffin Dunne’s ball-busting in An American Werewolf in London. The actor was also, somehow, the best part of Jurassic World, where he plays an incredulous IT guy named Lowery. Neither part was large enough and neither movie was any good. You do the math. But is this a trend or just a once-repeated phenomenon?
Johnson is perhaps most well-known for his lead role in the TV comedy New Girl as, well, basically the same sad sack he plays in most of his movies. But recently, he’s really broken out as an indie leading man in the movies Drinking Buddies and Win It All. He’s an everyman, but not like Tom Hanks is an everyman. He’s angry and frustrated and petty, not as idealized as Hanks’s soft boyishness. This is the guy whose brand of grumpy has completely saturated his professional being to the point that he voiced Grumpy Smurf in Smurfs: The Lost Village. But what people don’t appreciate enough about Johnson is that he’s the perfectly frustrated comic character actor to help bloated blockbusters.
RAMA’S SCREEN – Thanks to Universal Pictures and in celebration of #TheMummy which opens this weekend, I recently had the opportunity to interview actor Jake Johnson whom you may recognize from his role in Fox’s long-running sitcom, “New Girl”
In “The Mummy,” which is part of Universal’s big ambitious Dark Universe, Jake Johnson plays Chris Vail who is essentially Tom Cruise’s treasure-hunting compadre. When they unearth a mysterious Egyptian crypt beneath the desert, an evil ancient princess inside it comes back to life and brings unimaginable terrors as she reclaims her destiny.
Jake talked to me about his experience working with action man Tom Cruise, and we also got chat a bit about “New Girl” upcoming final season. Here below is my entire interview with Jake Johnson.
Heads up! This interview contains SPOILERS!!!
Ahead of its release this week, a big batch of stills from “The Mummy” were released, several featuring Jake Johnson. Click them to see the HQ versions.
“Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.“
The end of ‘New Girl’ is near — and it may include a life-changing event for Nick and Jess. During a Twitter Q&A, Jake Johnson revealed one of his hopes for the shortened season seven.
On June 4, a fan tweeted at Jake Johnson, 39, asking, “Do you think nick and jess will get married in season 7?” Of course, we know that season six ended with the will-they won’t-they couple seemingly getting back together, with them making out in an elevator. So, what was his answer? “I think so, yes,” he tweeted, causing his Twitter followers to freak out. When the finale of New Girl aired in April, Fox had not yet announced that there would be a season seven, so everything was somewhat tied up.
Nick and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) were back together, Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) found out they were pregnant, and Winston (Lamorne Morris) finally reached out to his father. Next season, which will be the show’s last, will only be eight episodes; it will feature a three-year time jump, will cover the events of a full year and feature “major milestones for all main characters… including a big one in the series finale,” our sister site Deadline reports.
So it sounds like one of those events will be a wedding — but it seems to me, if they really got back together on the finale, a wedding would probably come pretty soon. So, maybe that will be the premiere? And then she can be pregnant on the finale? This show has endless opportunities. But either way, please give us a Nick and Jess wedding.
Ahead of its release this coming Friday, Universal Pictures has released four new clips from the upcoming Tom Cruise-headlined reboot of The Mummy, along with a featurette entitled ‘Global Adventure’; check them out below…
Jake Johnson is set to join Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, and Hannibal Buress in the New Line comedy “Tag,” sources tell Variety.
Jeff Tomsic will direct from a script by Mark Steilen and Rob McKittrick. Steilen, Todd Garner, and Sean Robins are producing.
The film is based on a true story featured in the Wall Street Journal about a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred version of the children’s game Tag for the last 30 years.
Johnson will be part of the core group of friends.
Johnson, who’s best known as Nick on the long-running Fox sitcom “New Girl,” is also active on the movie front, appearing in “Jurassic World,” “Let’s Be Cops,” and the upcoming Universal tentpole “The Mummy,” starring Tom Cruise.
“New Girl” recently wrapped up its sixth season on Fox, and is in contention for a seventh season — sources say the sitcom will likely return for a final season, and the official announcement is expected sometime this week, ahead of Fox’s Upfront presentation.
Johnson is repped by UTA, 3 Arts, and Karl Austen.
New Girl lives on. After it had been widely tipped for a (likely abbreviated) seventh season, it was touch and go for Fox’s longest running live-action comedy series in the past few days. In the end, about 24 hours before the network is to present its 2017-18 schedule to advertisers, New Girl has been renewed for a seventh and final season. No episode count has been revealed, but it is believed to be 8, which was confirmed by star Jake Johnson.
#NewGirl has been picked up for 8 final episodes! Very excited to be able to finish what we started. Also Happy Mother's Day, ladies.
— jake johnson (@MrJakeJohnson) May 14, 2017
It would’ve worked either way as the recent Season 6 finale tied up things in a nice bow, with Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) rekindling their romance, Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) expecting, and Winston (Lamorne Morris) calling his father with Aly’s (Nasim Pedrad) help.
Still New Girl is a legacy series for Fox and, like Bones this season, will be getting a proper sendoff with a final run.
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