Whether you loved, or hated Jurassic World, the franchise is back and headed to new places. Following the news that it is officially the third highest grossing film of all time (behind Titanic and Avatar), and that a sequel is set to release in June of 2018, director Colin Trevorrow sat down with Wired and hinted at what we might see in the sequel.
“Whether or not I am involved in later installments or not, I felt it was important for me to set the table,” Trevorrow said. “I know they’re going to want to make them, I know that Steven definitely wants to make several of these movies, and I want to do my job in setting the table for something that can be rich and thoughtful and interesting.”
As of right now, both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be returning for the sequel. Though a director has yet to be named, Colin Trevorrow will co-write the script with Derek Connolly, and Steven Spielberg will be executive producing alongside his company Amblin Entertainment.
While this year’s film focused on John Hammond’s dream theme-park finally coming to fruition on Isla Nublar (and of course, going horribly wrong), Trevorrow hinted that the next installment would not be “just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island.” He explained, “that’ll get old real fast.”
“I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponize it and later on we found it could be used for energy.”
Although it wasn’t necessarily discussed in Crichton’s novels, the frightening question that Trevorrow poses is “What if this went open source?” in reference to dinosaur breeding. “It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?”
Despite the fact that cloning and breeding dinosaurs has obviously never turned out well, continued interest by multiple companies around the globe would be an interesting way to remold and reinvigorate the franchise. None of this is set in stone yet, but it is exciting to ponder.
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