Ty Simpkins Officially Takes a Lead Role in Jurassic World

Deadline is reporting that the young acotr Ty Simpkins has been cast in the lead role (I’m assuming the lead kid role, and not overall) for Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming Jurassic World, which will finally bring the Jurassic Park franchise back to the big screen.  While there aren’t any details on the role itself, or his importance on the story, it’s nice to hear things are moving along on the sequel.

They also report that Jake Johnson (Drinking Buddies) is being circled for a role as well, but Universal hasn’t confirmed anything yet.  With the film slated for a June 2015 release date, and filming to being sometime in the next few months, expect more official casting announcements to be coming out.

What do you guys think of Simpkins joining the cast?  What role do you think he’ll be filling?