Jurassic World is officially set to get a sequel, and director Colin Trevorrow has recently dropped a few hints regarding what fans are likely to see in the hotly anticipated movie.
The fifth film in the Jurassic Park franchise was announced earlier this month, to no one’s surprise, as the Inquisitr previously reported. With Jurassic World taking the number three spot of all time among Hollywood’s highest grossing blockbusters, a follow-up film was all but guaranteed, and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have already signed on.
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According to Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World, the next installment may finally see the dinosaurs making their way off the island and into the world at large. Speaking with Wired, Trevorrow addressed a pivotal scene from Jurassic World in which B.D. Wong’s character argued that the Masrani Corporation wasn’t likely to remain the only entity capable of creating a dinosaur.
“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?”
Of course, there is some precedent for this concept, reaching all the way back to the original Jurassic Park and Dennis Nedry’s ill-fated attempt to smuggle dinosaur embryos off the island. With Henry Wu apparently succeeding where Nedry failed, the stage is seemingly set for Jurassic World 2 to address the proliferation of dinosaurs worldwide.
Jurassic World also touched upon the idea of weaponizing dinosaurs, rumored to be a part of the film for nearly a decade prior to its release and personified by Chris Pratt and his Velociraptors. According to Trevorrow, however, that theme is likely to be explored further in the franchise, owing its origins to human nature and real-world history.
“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.”
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It is worth noting that Trevorrow has stated that he will not direct Jurassic World 2, as Cinema Blend points out. He has signed on, however, to co-write the script along with Derek Connolly, so his ideas for the future of the franchise carry a great deal of weight in regards to the sequel.
Fans will find out for themselves on June 22, 2018, when Jurassic World 2 officially hits theaters.
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