'Iron Man 3' & 'Insidious' Star Ty Simpkins Heads to 'Jurassic World'
by Ethan Anderton
October 14, 2013
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.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
What a lucky little shit....
Ben Moore on Oct 14, 2013
DAVIDPD on Oct 14, 2013
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.
Chris Groves on Oct 14, 2013
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.
Fidel Reyes on Oct 14, 2013
Why? He was horrid in Iron Man 3.
MooreHeem on Oct 14, 2013
He's a kid who could memorize his lines and not spike the camera. That's a lot more rare than you might think.
axalon on Oct 14, 2013
I think it was more the writing. Can't say for sure.
cobrazombie on Oct 15, 2013
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