Entertainment NewsNew Jurassic World Film Fuels Debate Over Male Body Standards in Hollywood

New Jurassic World Film Fuels Debate Over Male Body Standards in Hollywood


Key Takeaways:
– Jurassic World franchise faced criticism over unrealistic body standards.
– Fans compared the muscular physiques in recent films to the average looks of original Jurassic Park characters.
– The upcoming 's new protagonist, Jonathan Bailey, stirred debate with his increased muscularity.
– Despite Chris Pratt's tall height, his muscular physique wasn't an issue in the .


As the curtains close on the current Jurassic World trilogy, fans are engaging in a heated debate over increasingly unrealistic male body standards in Hollywood. This dialogue has emerged primarily around the franchise's lead actor, Chris Pratt, and his muscular physique.

Rising Concerns Over Male Body Standards

The once waiter-turned-movie-star Pratt has been in the limelight for his muscular build in not just the Jurassic World , but also his role as Peter Quill in the Cinematic Universe's Guardians of the Galaxy. However, some fans that this trend of highly muscular male protagonists is veering towards the unrealistic.

Heralding a Change

The expectation of a superhero-like physique for the male protagonists is being challenged by Jonathan Bailey, the new lead of the upcoming Jurassic World film. Social media users pointed out the unnecessary need for a “buffed-up” , stressing how the original Jurassic Park characters were average-, middle-aged individuals instead of gym-honed superhumans.

Nostalgia vs Reality

The entertaining jab that even Jeff Goldblum was considered the “sexiest” in the original film reinstates the changing perception of desirability in Hollywood. Sam Neill's portrayal as Dr. Alan Grant in the 1993 Jurassic Park is fondly remembered, despite his lack of superhero-level muscles, pointing to a time when Hollywood demanded less physical perfection from its stars.

Chris Pratt's Height Over Muscle

In comparison to other tall actors like Dave Bautista and Lee Pace, Chris Pratt's impressive height of 6'2″ may not seem extraordinary. Yet, his stature posed a significant problem during the casting for Guardians of the Galaxy. Director James Gunn solved this issue through clever camera angles and casting even taller actors for other roles.

The Future of Jurassic World

Speculations are rife about the next film in the Jurassic world franchise, tentatively titled ‘Jurassic City.' Renowned Godzilla director, Gareth Edwards, and lead actor Jonathan Bailey are confirmed to be on board, but rumors about Scarlett Johansson's participation have yet to be substantiated. Fans can anticipate the film's release on 2, 2025.

In Conclusion

As the narrative around male body norms evolves, Hollywood's perceived obligation to cast brawny leads is being questioned. While the Jurassic World franchise has found itself at the center of this debate, it also provides a progressive platform for discussion, possibly influencing future casting and character development practices.

Will the break the mold and return to a portrayal of more realistic, average-looking heroes? Only time will tell. But one thing is sure, the conversation has started, and it will undoubtedly lead to some intriguing changes in the glamorous world of cinema.

Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.


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