Sam Neill Won’t Be Visiting Jurassic World

Fans hoping for Sam Neill to appear in director Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming Jurassic World will today be disappointed to learn that the franchise is moving forward without Dr. Alan Grant.

“I’m sure it’s going to be great,” Neill tells The Examiner (via fansite JurassicWorld.org), “but they don’t need me… I think there’s a whole new cast and a whole new look at things, and I think that’s great. As I said, I’d never say no, but I wish them [well].”

Set to star Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson and Irrfan Khan, Jurassic World will be directed by Trevorrow from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing.

Jurassic World will be shot in 3D and is scheduled for a June 12, 2015 release.