Sam Neill won't be appearing in fourth Jurassic Park film Jurassic World, and according to the actor he had no choice in the matter.
A fourth film in the dinosaur series has taken 13 years to start filming due to problems finding a script. However the show is now most definitely on the road, with a release planned for next summer.
Colin Trevorrow is directing the feature with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Omar Sy, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson on board. The only returning actor is BD Wong, who played Dr Henry Wu in Steven Spielberg's very first film.
That means no Sam Neill, no Jeff Goldblum and no Laura Dern. "None of us are in it," Neill told AAP. "It's a total reboot."
Neill is actually mistaken here. The film is set 22 years after the first and appears right now to take place in another dinosaur theme park, this time one that's up and running.
"There wasn't a choice to be made [about appearing], it was all out of everyone's hands."
Sam Neill appeared in the first film and 2001's Jurassic Park III. Following the latter, a fourth film in the series was expected and Neill also expected to return, however script problems put an end to that.
Jurassic World is currently shooting in Hawaii ahead of its release on 12 June 2015.