‘Jurassic World’ Set Up A Sequel, And This Could Be What It’s About

While Jurassic World broke box office records upon its highly anticipated release, the film also perfectly set the stage for a sequel, and thanks to director Colin Trevorrow, we now know what shape the franchise might take in the future. (Spoilers follow.)

Premiering more than a decade after the last installment, Jurassic World famously endured years of re-writes and development hell, a process that eventually saw the story refined to its current form, as the Inquisitr previously reported. A number of concepts were scrapped along the way. However, Jurassic World was at one point set to involve both Alan Grant and Ian Malcolm, who discovered another offshore island owned by InGen, while others were kept and developed. In the finished film, one of those ideas has seemingly set the stage for the future of the franchise.

Speaking with CinemaBlend, Trevorrow addressed the exit of Dr. Henry Wu from Jurassic World, and the logical continuation of the “dinosaurs as weapons” subplot of the film.

“I feel like that was something that we did in terms of plot that opens up a potential sequel, but I think there’s things that we did in terms of theme that might be more viable. There’s actually a line we cut from the movie, and sometimes I wonder if I should have… but in that scene with BD Wong and Irrfan Kahn, he used to say, ‘How long do you think you can control it? We won’t always be the only ones who can make a dinosaur.’ “

Trevorrow also spoke about the idea of dinosaurs, as a technology, “going open-source” and proliferating across the world. While he was suggesting that other corporations (or even the military) could end up making their own dinosaurs, even the original Jurassic Park novels dealt with the threat of the animals escaping the islands en masse. After three sequels in which that same concept has been addressed in varying degrees, it may finally be time for a Jurassic film that takes place in a new setting. In light of that, Trevorrow also noted that the film was named Jurassic World for a reason.

“It’s not just the name of a theme park, where we coexist with these animals in the way that we do now with other animals in the planet. Don’t go into the jungle! There’s raptors in there! And so there are all kinds of interests who have the ability to make these animals for various needs and purposes. There is potential there.”

While the future of the franchise remains unclear, Jurassic World is meant to be the first in a new series of films that will reportedly contain a more definitive story arc. As Yahoo Movies points out, both Chris Pratt and Ty Simpkins have been contracted for the next Jurassic movie, though Trevorrow has elected to step aside in favor of a new director. He will reportedly remain involved with the franchise in some capacity, however, meaning the inevitable sequel may in some ways be more deserving of the Jurassic World moniker than the current film.

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