Jurassic World ranked in at the Box Office, becoming the the 3rd highest grossing movie of all time – just behind Titanic and Avatar. Naturally, Universal Pictures wants to piggy back off the success of Jurassic World and make a sequel. Which makes for an opportune time to quote Jeff Goldblum’s line from the first film “were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should”.
The question now becomes, where do they go from here? Well, much like Life, Hollywood finds a way.
“[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island,” Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow told Wired, “That’ll get old real fast.”
Trevorrow, who won’t be back for the sequel, did have some thoughts on where the sequel should go:
“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,” he explained. “And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponise it and later on we found it could be used for energy.”
It wasn’t a fully realized idea in Jurassic World, just sort of shoehorned in, but Trevorrow introduced military application of dinosaurs in Jurassic World. He also put it out there that InGen isn’t the only corporation with the capability of making the prehistoric creatures. In the same Interview with Wired, Trevorrow said:
“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.”
Man reintroduces Dinosaurs onto the world and man gets eaten by Dinosaur. So far it’s been contained to a park – and that one time in The Lost World: Jurassic Park when the T-Rex invaded San Diego. Dinos on a Global scale is next logical progression of the series.
Jurassic World 2 will open in theaters June 22, 2018.