There was an unofficial proof of concept trailer discovered in the early stages of Jurassic World, which saw dinosaurs on the rampage globally. In one scene, a Pterodactyl was seen attacking a surfer on a beach, and the idea of Jurassic World being a global issue, and not just confined to one island, was exciting.
Jurassic World did, however, stick to keeping the events on one island, but my God it was great, and set up plenty of stories which could see the dinosaurs go global. From Dr Wu’s talk of not being the only scientists able to make dinosaurs, to Vincent D’Onofrio’s military man wanting to use Velociraptor’s as weapons: these are just two ideas that could easily see the sequel branch out, and dinosaurs become a global threat.
In essence, Jurassic World 2 could lay to rest the crappy ending to The Lost World, where the series attempted dinosaurs off the island, and walking down your local street. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow recently spoke with Wired UK Jurassic World, which has now become the third highest grossing film of all time, and naturally talk turned to the recently announced sequel.
Trevorrow had these juicy details to share:
“[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island,” Trevorrow tells the outlet. “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 weaponise it and later on we found it could be used for energy. And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, is that might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source? 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?’
“And Dr Wu says in the film, when he’s warning Dr Mesrani, ‘We’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur’. I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand. I shouldn’t use the word universe, because people will think we’re making a Jurassic World universe – we’re not.”
Jurassic World 2 is due in cinemas on 22nd June 2018, and here is the press release from a few weeks back, confirming the news:
Executive producer Steven Spielberg and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s JURASSIC WORLD SEQUEL, a follow-up to one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of cinema. Producer Frank Marshall once again joins Spielberg in leading the team of filmmakers for the next chapter in the franchise. The film will be written by Jurassic World’s director, Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly. Spielberg will be joined by Trevorrow as executive producer.