The following story contains some spoilers about the ending of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth film in the Jurassic franchise that kicked off with Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic, finished with an enticing development.
After an auction of dangerous dinos in a mansion goes terribly wrong (who’d have thunk it?!), a good number of dinosaurs break free and head out into the world. The final moments shows us dinos roaming around urban areas, with Dr. Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum, in one of his only scenes – damn those trailers) declaring an age where humans and these once-prehistoric creatures must co-exist.
So, many, including us, pictured a follow-up film that would find dinosaurs demolishing vehicles and buildings, an adventure going the route of, say, a Godzilla-style film with city-destroying mayhem galore. Well… nope.
In an interview with Jurassic Outpost, Jurassic World director and co-writer, franchise overseer/EP, and director/co-writer of the next film Colin Trevorrow shed a little light on what we can expect in Jurassic World 3, aka Jurassic Park 6. For one, these dinos won’t be running rampant everywhere – at least not for the most part.
“I just have no idea what would motivate dinosaurs to terrorize a city. They can’t organize. Right now we’ve got lethal predators in wild areas surrounding cities all over the world. They don’t go pack hunting for humans in urban areas,” Trevorrow said.
“The world I get excited about is the one where it’s possible that a dinosaur might run out in front of your car on a foggy backroad, or invade your campground looking for food. A world where dinosaur interaction is unlikely but possible—the same way we watch out for bears or sharks. We hunt animals, we traffic them, we herd them, we breed them, we invade their territory and pay the price, but we don’t go to war with them. If that was the case, we’d have lost that war a long time ago.”
Makes sense, but I’d still like at least one scene with a herd of rampaging dinosaurs annihilating a shopping mall and terrorising shoppers.
We can also expect more genetically engineered dinosaurs, like the Indominus rex in Jurassic World and the Indoraptor in Fallen Kingdom. The difference this time, as Trevorrow points out, is that it’s not just Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong) with the cloning tech.
“… Now we’re headed into a world in which the ability to clone a dinosaur is no longer exclusive to Dr. Henry Wu. That leads to innovation, and new opportunities for us to introduce species that represent the full spectrum of our knowledge.”
As for how long this franchise could go on for, who knows. It’s down to audience hunger, and the almost $US3 billion that the two Jurassic World films grossed worldwide (the 5 films in the franchise have raked in a total of $US4.9 billion) suggest we’ll fork it out for all things Jurassic. That being said, this sixth film will apparently be a culmination of sorts for the series.
“This is the conclusion of a story that began 25 years ago, and I think fans will be fired up when they see how much we’re connecting it to the source material,” said Trevorrow.
“I know Jurassic World didn’t feel like a sequel in a traditional sense—the title change probably contributed to that—but it was. And so is this.”
The still-untitled Jurassic World 3, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard expected to return, is scheduled for US release on June 11, 20201.