“… a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, 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?” Colin Trevorrow previously teased about the possible directions for the “Jurassic World” sequel. While he won’t be directing, he will be involved in guiding the followup to his massively successful picture, but don’t think that the next time around will just be more spectacle for the sake of it.
“It’ll be a different kind of film,” he told Jurassic Cast. “And the audience has given us kind of permission to take this to the next level. And I don’t mean in scale. I feel very strongly that this is not ‘more dinosaurs’ or ‘bigger dinosaurs’, it’s about using this as a starting point to discover our relationship with these animals and with animals in general, and the dynamic that was created by bringing them back to life.”
And it would seem that in figuring out the approach for the next movie, Trevorrow is very much concerned with making the next dinos-go-wild adventure feel organic. “We made [‘Jurassic World’] with the fans very much in mind,” the director said. “And I’m not going to forget that, but we’ve seen a lot of ‘dinosaurs chasing people around on an island’ movies. And I think you guys and the general audience are going to be down to explore where else we can go. Owen is going to be in it, Claire is in it and neither are going to be in the same place we left them in the first movie. And even though Claire is the one who evolves the most over the trilogy, it’s her story that mirrors this changing world. Owen has shit to deal with. They’ve both opened Pandora’s Box in ‘Jurassic World’ and both of them are responsible for different elements of it. And I think the way these characters are connected to these circumstances of what’s happening, it’s different than previous films. It’s not ‘let’s manufacture a way to get them somewhere’, they’re embedded into it now in a way that us storytellers are able to keep them involved without it feeling contrived.”
It’ll be interesting to see what that “next level” will be and how much Trevorrow and co. change the formula of the franchise, while also delivering what audiences have come to expect. Thoughts? Share ’em below. The currently untitled sequel opens on June 22, 2018. [via Flickering Myth]