Farm Sanctuary's 30th Anniversary Gala - ArrivalsVeteran actor James Cromwell has been tapped to join the cast of "Jurassic World 2."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cromwell will appear in the sequel alongside stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and under the direction of J.A. Bayona ("A Monster Calls").

Details of Cromwell's character were not revealed, but it's easy to picture him as a weary, but sage scientist or a righteous animal rights activist seeking to protect the InGen dinosaurs on Isla Nublar.

Cromwell is an animal rights activist in his real life; he's a longtime vegan and has advocated against farm animal cruelty after starring in 1995's "Babe."

And Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first movie and co-wrote the sequel, previously said, ""The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons."

"Jurassic World 2" is set to open in theaters June 22, 2018.

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