Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Having already slipped into the #3 slot on the chart of the highest grossing films of all time, Jurassic World is the biggest movie of the year, though Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have something to say about that this winter.
Universal Pictures has already announced that Jurassic World 2 (or Jurassic Park 5) will arrive on June 22nd, 2018 with director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly once again taking on the script. Trevorrow won’t be returning behind the camera this time, but he did recently offer a tease of the Jurassic World 2 plot. Find out what he had to say below!
Here’s what Trevorrow told Wired UK about what fans can expect in the 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, 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 Masrani, ‘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.”
The idea of someone else getting ahold of the technology and research to breed dinosaurs isn’t entirely unheard of in the Jurassic Park universe. In fact, the original Jurassic Park had a subplot featuring Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) trying to steal dinosaur embryos for another company to capitalize on John Hammond’s dream. But those embryos never made it off the island. And since Dr. Wu made it out of Jurassic World unscathed, he might be the one to bring dinosaur breeding elsewhere.
Seeing what would happen if another corporation got ahold of dinosaur breeding technology would be an interesting approach. However, the comparison of InGen being “Mac” and another company being “PC” seems a little off. After all, InGen may be innovative, but they’re also messed up every single attempt at attempting to control the power of nature, especially in a theme park capacity. So how much more evil or misguided would another corporation have to be to cause more of a threat?
Despite the fact that bringing dinosaurs into the world gain has yielded unfavorable results every single time it has happened, humans are arrogant enough to think they can fix the problems that existed before and make it work.
My only concern is that fans seemed pretty adverse to the previous rumblings of a Jurassic Park 4 focusing on using human and dinosaur hybrids as soldiers, so if using dinosaurs as weapons ends up being a focal point for Jurassic World 2 (which was very clearly a part of the story in the first film), it will need to be very convincing.
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