Colin Trevorrow, the director of Jurassic World, as well as Safety Not Guaranteed, has finally squashed one of the best dino-related rumors floating around.
@bskipper27 I love this rumor as much as the next guy, but Idris Elba won't be joining us. The dinosaurs wouldn't stand a chance.— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) March 21, 2014
This is disappointing, but Trevorrow has a fair point. That movie would just be Idris Elba arriving on the island, giving the T-Rex a smoldering stare, and the dino fainting dead away. End credits.
But while we’re on the subject, Trevorrow’s (whose name it’s impossible to say without sounding many sheets to the wind) Twitter account is a fantastic resource for your dinosaur fixes. Check out these gems from the last few months.
@osteo_timothy Three great actors yet to be announced. None of them are men. Hang in there, Tim.— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) March 22, 2014
Location scout. pic.twitter.com/Oc2IDYRh43— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) March 15, 2014
Production office. pic.twitter.com/VTlK7UnQOQ— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) February 4, 2014
Research. pic.twitter.com/3rFsc7HLHq— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) January 8, 2014
(Phil, by the way, is Phil Tippet, dinosaur wrangler to the stars.)
Welcome back, Phil. pic.twitter.com/pnGcKAlfN5— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) December 18, 2013
Via The Mary Sue.