The identity of Jurassic World’s Owen Grady

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Jurassic World has come out to incredible numbers. It’s fantastic, it’s thrilling, and it’s fun! You know what else is fun? Fan theories. And we have a good one.


Reddit user farceur318 made a very good point in question to who Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) really is. Was he just a Navy officer? Maybe an animal trainer before that? No one really knows, but one theory states that Owen has a tie to another character from the first film: Volunteer Kid.

Who is that? Well, remember at the beginning of the film, when Dr. Grant scares a chubby kid by telling him about how Raptors attack? He thinks it’s possible that they are the same person, especially since we never knew what that kids name was in the movie. Farceur318 explains:

In the upcoming Jurassic World, Chris Pratt’s character, a velociraptor trainer, is the chubby kid that Grant [Sam Neill] frightens at the beginning of the original film. Grant tells him to “have a little respect” for raptors, and in the trailers for “Jurassic World,” Pratt’s character describes his relationships with the parks raptors as “a relationship based on respect.”

Hmm… very interesting. My opinion was that this kid could also be Vincent D’onofrio’s character, Hoskins. His role in the film is pretty sinister and perhaps it’s possible that he was the volunteer kid. For one, he is VERY interested in the Raptors themselves and mentions the concept of respect, in his own terms, is loyalty. A bit further than Owen as the Volunteer Kid theory, but still interesting and a possibility.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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