You saw Jurassic World, right? The newest entry into the Jurassic Park dinosaur franchise made a LOT of money, putting it at #3 on the all time high grossing films list. Director Colin Trevorrow has been of course teasing fans with what we can expect from the already announced sequel, and during a recent podcast, he really laid the plan out.
Jurassic Cast, a Jurassic Park centric podcast, got to sit down with Trevorrow and ask him about what his dinosaur vision is. You can listen to the entire thing here, but the main points to take away are the concept of a new Trilogy, and plans for the other films:
We looked at it as a trilogy from the very beginning. We designed the whole thing that way. And, honestly, the whole trilogy is articulated in Jurassic Park. Jurassic World is all based on Ian Malcom’s quote: ‘you stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could and before you knew what you had, you’d packaged it and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox and now you want to sell it.’ That, to me, is Jurassic World. That’s why I had all the product placement, that’s what it was. So with Jurassic World 2 it’s: “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 not the exact quote, but you get the idea. And that’s why its exciting the movie did well. I had a beginning, a middle and an end and it was designed this way. So now we get to play that out.
He goes on to say:
We made [Jurassic World] with the fans very much in mind. And I’m not going to forget that, but we’ve seen a lot of ‘dinosaurs chasing people around on an island’ movies. And I think you guys and the general audience are going to be down to explore where else we can go. Owen is going to be in it, Claire is in it and neither are going to be in the same place we left them in the first movie. And even though Claire is the one who evolves the most over the trilogy, it’s her story that mirrors this changing world. Owen has shit to deal with. They’ve both opened Pandora’s Box in Jurassic World and both of them are responsible for different elements of it. And I think the way these characters are connected to these circumstances of what’s happening, it’s different than previous films. It’s not ‘let’s manufacture a way to get them somewhere’, they’re embedded into it now in a way that us storytellers are able to keep them involved without it feeling contrived.
The yet untitled Jurassic World sequel is set to roar into theaters on June 22nd, 2018. We will of course keep you updated as any other news becomes available.