Jurassic World definitely had a few hints at what a potential sequel could bring. And, now that we know a sequel is in the works for June 2018, the first film’s director Colin Trevorrow (who is co-writing the sequel) offered up some odd, but exciting, teases for the second movie.
Speaking to Wired, Trevorrow said the following about the upcoming sequel:
[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 weaponize 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 [and] 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.
“Jurassic World universe” aside, any idea that expands the dinosaurs off an island is a good one. The first two sequels mostly focused on that and it never helped their cause. Bringing dinosaurs out of extinction is such a huge idea. Why does it have to be limited to dinosaurs? Why can’t they ever leave an island? What other applications are there? Where else could they go? And then, yes, though it’s an idea hinted at in the original movie as well as the new one, why does this one dinosaur company have to be the only dinosaur company? What happens if other companies make dinosaurs? What are the uses?
All of this sounds extremely interesting and exciting to me. Way more exciting than rehashing the same tried and true people-running-and-screaming formula.
The as-yet-untitled Jurassic World sequel, written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, will open June 22, 2018.