New details released for Jurassic World 2
Earlier this year, Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World smashed the worldwide box office, making an astounding $1.66bn, and becoming the 3rd biggest film of all time.
After this huge success, were very excited – but not very surprised – to learn that another instalment of the mega franchise has been scheduled for June 2018.
While director Colin Trevorrow won’t be returning for the sequel due to commitments with his next project (which is Star Wars: Episode IX, for goodness’ sake!!!), he is penning the draft for Jurassic World 2. And he’s dropped a few hints about what we can expect from the film.
“Honestly, the trilogy is articulated in Jurassic Park, it’s all in there”, Treverrow told the Jurassic Cast Podcast. “Jurassic World is all based on Ian Malcolm’s quote, ‘you stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you wanna sell it’. That to me is Jurassic World, that’s why I had all the product placement, that’s what it was”.
Trevorrow then continued to tease what would follow in the next film:
“The second one, Jurassic World 2, as we were driving we tried to find what is the foundation? ‘Dinosaurs and man, separated by 65 million years of evolution have been thrown back into the mix together. How can we know what to expect?’ That’s why it’s exciting that the movie did well, that leaves us a lot of room to run, and it was part of this design, it had a beginning, middle, and end when we wrote the first movie. Now that the movie did well, we get to play that out”.
“It will get to be a different kind of film. The audience has given us permission to a certain extent to take this to the next level, and I don’t necessarily mean in scale, I feel very strongly that it’s not about more dinosaurs or bigger and better dinosaurs, it’s about using this as a starting point for a much larger story about our relationship with these animals and about animals in general and the dynamic created by bringing them back to life”, Trevorrow said.
The director also stated that Bryce Dallas Howard’s character Claire “is the one who evolves the most over the trilogy”.
Does Trevorrow’s mention of ‘trilogy’ let slip that a third Jurassic World movie is already in the pipeline? And does his vague synopsis suggest that we will once again be denied the pleasure of seeing those human-dinosaur hybrid commandoes that John Sayles proposed all the way back in 2004? We certainly hope not.
The full interview with Trevorrow can be seen here.