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Jurassic World 2 to bring in elements from the original trilogy

12.28.2016by: Brennan Klein
Jurassic World 2 J A Bayona

JURASSIC WORLD 2 stomps into theaters two summers from now, so we still don't have a trailer or an official title, and fans are slavering for any scrap of information they can get. Although The Playlist's recent interview with director J. A. Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE) doesn't give us much detail, he made an important revelation. We'll definitely be seeing more elements from the original trilogy come into play:

After doing THE IMPOSSIBLE and A MONSTER CALLS I said, ‘I want to have fun now.’ So, let’s do a dinosaur film with Spielberg. It’s great, but at the same time it’s massive and way bigger than [the last] one.

I think what is tricky about doing the fifth movie of a franchise is how will you bring in new stuff and still pay tribute to what we all know and the legacy of the film. So, it’s the balance between the new stuff and the old stuff. I think Colin did a great job in the first one finding the balance between what people are expecting and what people are being again. I was kind of surprised when he pitched me the story because it leads the story to a place that we’ve never seen before and it brings some of the most important elements from the other films and makes something with them. I thought that was very interesting. It’s the second chapter of a trilogy so it gets the story to a place that wants you leaving more and more.

If he plays his cards right, this just might be the EMPIRE STRIKES BACK of the new JURASSIC trilogy!

The sequel will be moving into very different, darker register, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprising their roles from the original. They will be joined by British thespians Rafe Spall and Toby Jones. The script was penned by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

JURASSIC WORLD 2 is scheduled for a June 22, 2018 release.

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Source: The Playlist

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