This “Jurassic Park” star has a surprising theory as to where his character is now

Sam Neill, or, as we think of him, Dr. Alan Grant, has some really interesting ideas as to where his beloved Jurassic Park character might be today:

“I don’t know where Alan Grant is now. He might have died.

Way to kill our hopes that Grant will appear in the future Jurassic World films, Sam Neill. However, Neill, who spoke to Yahoo Movies while promoting his new film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, is probably joking. He went onto say of Grant:

“He could have a new career as an accountant. He could be running for President of the United States, in a parallel universe. I don’t know where he is. I don’t know if anyone could find him; he’s disappeared.

Of course, the Jurassic World films can exist on their own without appearances from the Jurassic Park casts members (apart from BD Wong, who plays Dr. Wu in both the original film and the reboot). However, it’s a lot more interesting if the worlds continue to collide.

The best way for this to happen might be the insanely brilliant fan theory that Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady appears in Jurassic Park, played by a different actor.

Allow us to jog your memory: in the first film, there’s a moment when Dr. Grant is talking to a group of people touring his excavation site. As he tells them about velociraptors, one sassy young boy says, “That doesn’t look very scary. More like a six-foot turkey.”

Of course, Dr. Grant is having none of it and explains to the kid how scary a velociraptor can be, in graphic detail, with a talon.

It’s not much of a stretch that that child might one day grow up to lead his own pack of raptors, is it?


If this theory is in fact true, it could open up a whole host of avenues for a Sam Neill cameo (or more) in one of the upcoming Jurassic World films.

Maybe Dr. Grant was a mentor to a young Grady; or maybe Grady has always seen Grant as an inspiration, but never met him, and we’ll get to see that moment in a future film. Either way, though, we really hope Neill appears in a future Jurassic World film, and that the fan theory is true — it’s just too good not to be.