Well, it’s said that good things come in 3’s. And I think a majority of people would agree that Jurassic World was indeed a good thing. So why not make two more movies?
It was officially confirmed by the director of Jurassic World 2, Juan Antonio Bayona, that audiences can expect a third Jurassic World movie to be heading to theaters in the future. Of course, nobody has fessed up as to what will be happening in the next two films, but now we know, right?
But don’t worry, that’s not all I’m going to leave you with. I need to have 300 words after all.
Bayona told LRM in an interview on Sept 10th that “‘Jurassic World‘ is a trilogy that Colin Trevorrow has envisioned. We’re writing the second chapter, and it’s very interesting where he’s leading the story.” In a separate interview, Trevorrow laid out where the inspiration for the sequel comes from, and I have to say I’m excited by the source.
Fans of the original series, Jurassic Park, will, of course, remember Dr. Alan Grant. Grant (played by Sam Neill), is known for dropping little nuggets of wisdom throughout the first and third movies. But one line in particular struck a chord with Trevorrow:
“The world has just changed so radically, and we’re all running to catch up. I don’t want to jump to any conclusions, but look… Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?”
Trevorrow went on to say that Jurassic World 2 will “be a different kind of film. I feel like the audience has given us permission, to a certain extent, to take this to the next level…It’s about using this as a starting point for a much larger story about our relationship with these animals, and with animals in general, and the dynamic created by bringing them back to life.”
So, looking back at all the bread crumbs we’ve been given to devour so far, it seems like we may be dealing with an I-told-you-so film of epic proportions. God, I hope that means we will get an awesome Dinosaur Man cameo. Dr. Grant, please come back and scold Hammonds’ successors! Now that is something I would pay for.
So, how do you feel about this trilogy possibly expanding on the ideology of Jurassic Park?