Colin Trevorrow Says 'Jurassic World' Sequels Are Already Planned
Though we won't see Universal's sequel Jurassic World until next summer, that doesn't mean the studio isn't already planning on more sequels to follow what will essentially be a franchise reboot. Though we haven't gotten any specific details on the plot, the concept art that surfaced shows off a fully functional version of Jurassic Park, and one that will likely be stricken by disaster when dinosaurs break free again. Hopefully we'll get more information on that soon, but in the meantime, director Colin Trevorrow spoke with Empire and discussed an awareness of plans for sequels to follow Jurassic World to not be episodic.
Trevorrow said he would come back to direct any sequels if asked, and then talked about their potential:
“We definitely talked about [sequels] a lot. We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.”
That's definitely better than the way the original sequels to Jurassic Park unfolded. The only thing tying them together were characters from the original film, but there weren't many overarching elements other than the dinosaurs themselves. This time, several of the characters have been created and written to allow them to expand over several films. However, details on that subject do venture into spoiler territory, since it might hint at who survives in Jurassic World, so if you want to go into next summer's dinosaur adventure completely blind, then read no more:
"[Omar Sy is] essentially Chris Pratt’s best friend. They work together and have some pretty cool action scenes together. I wanted to create a relationship there that could be memorable and potentially carry on to future films.”
Notice that Trevorrow didn't necessarily spoil the film since he said "could" in that sentence. Of course, since it sounds like Chris Pratt is the hero, we're betting he and his sidekick will survive the sequel. But with Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Jake Johnson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D'Onofrio and more, there's plenty of dino treats left. As of now, all we know is that Jurassic World will return to the original island, Isla Nublar, 22 events after the original Jurassic Park, and something will happen at the new operational theme park. We're not sure what, but production is underway in Hawaii right now, and then off to New Orleans, so we're hoping to hear details on the story sooner than later. Sound good?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
I'm tired of the the movement to make blockbuster franchises like episodes of a TV series. It takes away from the scope and impact. This is good to hear.
TJW on Apr 23, 2014
They do it because its less risky. And we as a population are sheep.
Brian Sleider on Apr 23, 2014
^ Exactly. It's safe movie making. Which is bad for audiences in the long term.
cobrazombie on Apr 24, 2014
I'm not sure... I think we're reading it differently. I've always heard 'episodic' used as something that is standalone. They said they want this series to be a complete story. Also they wanted them to be LESS arbitrary and episodic, sounds like he's describing the last ones which did each have their own separate story.
OfficialJab on Apr 23, 2014
DAVIDPD on Apr 23, 2014
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