Thanks to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the dinosaurs have officially been unleashed on the world once again. The J.A. Bayona sequel is taking the box-office around the world by island storm, but a third film is already in the works from writer/director Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World. Trevorrow is set to return to the director’s chair for the movie that will conclude the Jurassic World story, and now that the secrets of Fallen Kingdom have been unveiled, we have a much better idea as to where to story is headed to the final chapter.
SPOILERS FOR FALLEN KINGDOM DO FOLLOW. With the ending of Fallen Kingdom, we now officially know that the world’s most prehistoric creatures are no longer just on an island, but rather roaming the earth free, as well as being transported across the planet by unknown buyers. That means that the Fallen Kingdom sequel can fully embrace not just the Jurassic World namesake, but the idea that was started way back in 1993. We’ll finally get a chance to see dino’s back in the real world, right? Well, according to Trevorrow, that could very well be the case:
“No, it will be focused storytelling with dinosaurs all over the world. We really wanted this technology, this genetic power, to go open-source at the end of the film. What we’re suggesting is not just that these specific animals that we care about that were in captivity were freed, but also that the ability to create these animals has gone a little bit wider than our friend Dr. Wu. The open-sourcing of any technology, like nuclear power, that’s the scary side for me.”
He also added that it’s extremely important to keep it grounded in the same way our real relationships of today are with wild animals:
“I think any kind of global acceptance that [dinosaurs] are just around doesn’t feel real to me because, even now when you think of animals, when was the last time you saw a tiger walking down the street? We know there are tigers. We know they’re out there. But to me, it’s very important that we keep this grounded in the context of our relationship with wild animals today.”
I mean, I like what I hear. While I did enjoy Fallen Kingdom, there are some ideas that I didn’t agree with. With a third movie on the way, although it’s a ways away, I hope it can correct those mistakes and bring the franchise full circle. The park is gone, unfortunately, but with the real world at the dino’s claw-tips, it leaves some huge gaps for story-telling. While I would very much like to see a Mad Max style of film with dinosaurs, I know that will never happen, ever. Luckily, as Trevorrow puts it, there is and always has been a plan in place:
“I’ll just say that this has been one long story, and it has been thought through, and it has been designed. I think as people see the choices made in Fallen Kingdom, they’ll put some trust in us that we know where we’re going and we have a plan. I can definitely promise that the third movie will be an emotional movie.”
Although I don’t think we’ll ever see the true magic that was behind Spielberg’s original film, Trevorrow did come out and say that out of the three, Jurassic World 3 will be the closest in tone. It’ll no doubt be tough to capture what that film did, but if they’re aiming for that feel, it gives me hope that this franchise can end on an entertaining, interesting and most importantly, strong note.
What do you think of Trevorrow’s comments? Is this what you want to hear for a third movie? Do you even want to see a third movie? What kind of dino carnage do you hope to see? What did you think of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? Sound off below! Jurassic World 3 is slated for June 11th, 2021.