Joss Whedon brands 'Jurassic World' preview clip '70s era sexist'

Clip features an exchange between characters played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard

The Avengers director Joss Whedon has criticised the first preview clip released from Jurassic World, branding it "70s era sexist".

The clip, which premiered yesterday (August 9), features an exchange between Chris Pratt's character Owen Grady, a dinosaur researcher, and Bryce Dallas Howard's character Claire Dearing, the operations manager of the film's Jurassic World theme park. Whedon, known for creating iconic action heroine Buffy Summers, took to Twitter shortly afterwards to share his views on the clip.
Whedon has spoken about sexism in the entertainment interview in the past. In an interview with Digital Spy published earlier this year (2015), the writer-director criticised the makers of comic book movies for perpetuating a "genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny".

"You hear 'Oh, [female superheroes] don't work because of these two bad ones that were made eight years ago', there's always an excuse," he said at the time.

Whedon's superhero sequel The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which features Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch among its leads, opens in UK cinemas on April 24. Jurassic World will follow on June 12.

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