Colin Trevorrow talks about the seeds he planted for Jurassic World sequels
Nobody was surprised to hear that a sequel to JURASSIC WORLD was in the works, especially since WORLD is now the 3rd highest grossing picture of all time. The latest dinosaur feature proved to be a reboot of sorts, presenting a new park with new dinosaurs to play with. While JURASSIC WORLD was able to get away with the "park mentality", much like the first, director Colin Trevorrow acknowledges that they can't get away with the same concept again. Speaking with Wired magazine, he owned up to the fact that he knew sequels would be planned, and what he did on his part to pave the way.
Colin Trevorrow on JURASSIC WORLD sequels:
Whether or not I am involved in later installments or not, I felt it was important for me to set the table. I know they’re going to want to make them, I know that Stephen 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. [It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. "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.
While moving away from the actual park is a no-brainer, I think the big question will be how to incorporate both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard back into the fold. Pratt's character has a lot of admiration for the dinosaurs so that shouldn't be too hard, but Howard's character seems like a harder sell. In any event, I hope they come up with a plot that's just as much fun as PARK and WORLD was. I didn't love WORLD as much as most seemed to, but I enjoyed the characters and seeing dinosaurs up on the big screen. As long as they don't "reamke" LOST WORLD, I think we're good!
The sequel to JURASSIC WORLD is scheduled to hit theaters on June 22, 2018
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