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Chris Pratt Wants To See More Underwater Dinosaurs In Jurassic World & Beyond

When it comes to exciting dinosaur action on screen, whether by land, air, or sea, Chris Pratt has seen his fair share of it all, starring in three "Jurassic World" films. But out of every prehistoric beast he has encountered, there is one particular type of dino that the actor strongly feels needs more attention from the franchise moving forward.

"Jurassic World: Dominion" introduced an assortment of new dinosaur species, and when ranking every dino that appeared in the sixth installment, there is a slew of options available that the franchise could take advantage of in any spin-offs, sequels, or reboots. Chris Pratt may be done wrangling raptors on the big screen, but as a fan, he has made it clear which type of dinosaur he would be interested in seeing in future projects. 

"I would say, just given the advent of what we can now do underwater, I'm curious to see more about the Mosasaur," the actor said in an interview with Collider. "I thought that dinosaur was a wonderful creature, but I'd be curious a little bit more about the life of that fabulous creature. Maybe some more underwater dinosaurs." The massive underwater beast has been briefly featured in all three Jurassic world films, each time showing off its kaiju-like presence and above-average apex predator status, and it would be nice to see the big guy take center stage at some point, especially considering the fact that the man responsible for using the Mosasaurus thought the idea of including that dino in the mix was completely bonkers.

Colin Trevorrow was willing to go to 'Crazytown' for the Mosasaurus

Colin Trevorrow, who served as director of "Jurassic World" and "Jurassic World: Dominion," was the person who decided it would be a cool idea to start looking at what prehistoric beasts from the deep they could add to the next set of entries when the 2015 film was in its early developmental stage. Trevorrow revealed that he was the first to bring up the idea of some underwater options, especially the Mosasaurus, during one of the initial discussions regarding the movie. 

"I didn't know if Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall had considered an underwater reptile, so I pitched the Mosasaurus and went off on the idea," the filmmaker said while talking to Empire. "I thought it would be cool if we had this massive animal [a Great White], and the park used one of our most fearsome modern predators as food. There could be a whole other facility where they used shark DNA to mass-produce them to feed the bigger beast. It's a bonkers idea, but I'm comfortable going to Crazytown because I used to live there when I was a kid."

Despite initially assuming the concept would seem like a pretty unhinged concept, Trevorrow's pitch helped secure the prehistoric beats big-screen debut, leading to it becoming a powerhouse in the franchise. And considering Trevorrow has hinted there could be more "Jurassic World" movies down the line, Chris Pratt might just get his wish for more Mosasaur to come true.