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'Iron Man 3' & 'Insidious' Star Ty Simpkins Heads to 'Jurassic World'

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October 14, 2013

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After holding his own alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3, child actor Ty Simpkins is heading to another big franchise. Deadline has word that Simpkins, who also stars in the Insidious horror franchise, has landed a lead role in Jurassic World, the fourth film in the dinosaur series getting revived by director Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures. Plot details still haven't been revealed, but there's always been at least one kid actor in all of the Jurassic Park films, so this isn't all that surprising. Plus, "New Girl" star Jake Johnson, who starred in Trevorrow's Safety Not Guaranteed, may also be getting a role. Read on!

As of now, Johnson's involvement is much less certain, but Simpkins seems to be on board, joining Bryce Dallas Howard in the film. The young actor has worked with some of the biggest names in the business. He had a small role in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds at just 3-years-old, not to mention having a supporting role in Revolutionary Road and Little Children. This past summer, Iron Man 3 was definitely his biggest role yet, and he worked so well with Downey, making the subplot one of the more entertaining aspects of the blockbuster. We're still waiting for story details, but Jurassic World opens June 12th, 2015.

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  • Ben Moore
    What a lucky little shit....
    • DAVIDPD
      LOL. Jealous.
  • Chris Groves
    Sounds good, he's definitely a solid child actor. I personally would love to see Joseph Mazello reprise his role as an adult version of "Timmy" from the original film, that would be an awesome call-back.
  • Fidel Reyes
    I enjoy this kid's acting ability, and I agree his subplot with RDJ in IM3 was one of the good things that came out of that movie.
  • MooreHeem
    Why? He was horrid in Iron Man 3.
    • axalon
      He's a kid who could memorize his lines and not spike the camera. That's a lot more rare than you might think.
    • cobrazombie
      I think it was more the writing. Can't say for sure.

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