“Translation: the script was dogsh*t”: Even Steven Spielberg’s Return Couldn’t Convince a Top Gun 2 Star to Join Scarlett Johansson’s Jurassic World Movie, Fans Know Why

Glen Powell's rejection for the upcoming Jurassic World movie is making fans doubt Steven Spielberg's franchise.

Steven Speilberg Jurassic World Movie
Credits: Wikimedia Commons/Gage


  • Glen Powell recently admitted to passing on the opportunity of starring in the upcoming Jurassic World movie.
  • He stated that he found no role fitting enough for him and would not have worked out.
  • Fans are doubting his statement and think the movie won't be so good.
Show More
Featured Video

Steven Spielberg has worked on many different critically acclaimed films and franchises that have no doubt mesmerized the world with his entrancing skills. Working as a filmmaker, he has perfected the craft of grasping the fans’ intrigue in the best possible way. No matter the movie, he would know exactly how to grab their attention with ease. From Jaws to Indiana Jones, the franchises grow and so does their fame.


Steven Spielberg at the 2017 SDCC [Photo: Gage Skidmore]
Steven Spielberg at the 2017 SDCC [Photo: Gage Skidmore]
One of the most famous of the lot happens to be the Jurassic Park films. What started out as a movie adaptation of Michael Crichton’s book was quickly turned into an incredible series of films that fans heartily enjoyed. The upcoming reboot has already gathered up Jonathan Bailey as the lead star with Scarlett Johansson also being in the talks to star alongside him.

Glen Powell Almost Made it Into Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic World Movie

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Glen Powell talked about various things and the direction in which he wants to take his career. Among the many topics one that was picked up involved the upcoming Jurassic World reboot. While Jonathan Bailey is confirmed to be leading the film, Scarlett Johansson was in talks about the same. It would seem, that Powell too got a glimpse of the script.

Glen Powell in Devotion. | Credit: Sony Pictures.
Glen Powell in Devotion | Credit: Sony Pictures.

Jurassic is one of my favorite movies. It’s one of the things I’ve wanted to do my whole life. I’m not doing that movie because I read the script and I immediately was like, my presence in this movie doesn’t help it. He added, The script’s great. The movie’s going to f*cking kill. It’s not about that. It’s about choosing where you’re going to make an audience happy and where you’re going to make yourself happy.

He admitted that while Powell came across the script and was even offered a role, he chose not to take it up. He stated that the film had a lot going for it, and his presence, although one he’d appreciate, would also be unnecessary. It was always a dream of his to star in the franchise, but that doesn’t mean compromising the essence of what the movie brought to the audience.

He immediately rejected any thought of joining the film, although the role in particular wasn’t mentioned. Despite claiming that the script had a lot of hope in it, he chose to let it go. In a way, Powell’s response was about the film actually being great, but not for him.

Glen Powell’s Decision Is Making Fans Think Otherwise

glen powell in anyone but you
Glen Powell in Anyone But You | Credit: Sony Pictures

There is a harsh reality of the fact that Jurassic World movies haven’t been doing so well. None of the latest films have gotten great public acclaim and thus to find sense in what is otherwise nonsensical would mean to either nail the script or admit defeat. Glen Powell claimed that the script of the upcoming film had a lot of good aspects in it, but fans don’t seem to think so.



Although Steven Spielberg would also be returning to the franchise as an executive producer, Powell still chose to reject the film. This has gotten the fans to think that while he is praising what came before him, the reality might be the exact opposite of it.


They are convinced that the script may not be looking so good and that is why the actor let go of it. The hopes and anticipation of fans also seems to be shaking because of it.

Adya Godboley

Written by Adya Godboley

Articles Published: 1544

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Anime Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1400 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment, from superheroes to anime and the occasional gacha games.