When Jurassic World hit the big screens in the summer of 2015, the film quickly became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. With its smashing performance, it is no longer surprising that the team has decided to push through with a sequel. It has been confirmed as well that a third installment will follow Jurassic World 2. Director Colin Trevorrow is excited that he already teased fans on how the sequel will be different from its predecessor.
Jurassic World 2 will now be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and in an interview with Jurassic Outpost, Trevorrow said that he was selected because of his impressive track record in creating moving films.
“It will be more suspenseful and scary. It’s just the way it’s designed. It’s the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted [J.A.] Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skillset.”
Bayona’s first feature work, The Orphanage, was commended in 2007 for it managed to frighten moviegoers without the use of flamboyant antics. Five years later, he released The Impossible which also received praises. Despite the film’s $45 million-production budget, the Spanish filmmaker was able to make the film breathtaking. Since Jurassic World 2 will reportedly have a budget that’s four times bigger, it is interesting to see how he’ll do wonders for the sequel.
At first, it wasn’t easy to get Bayona for Jurassic World 2. Right after the success of Jurassic World, producers already approached him, but at that time, he was already enlisted to direct the proposed World War Z 2.
Jurassic World earned an astonishing $1.6 billion worldwide. It is currently the fourth highest-grossing film in the movie industry. It follows Avatar, Titanic, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Trevorrow revealed that this time, Jurassic World 2 will include animatronics as opposed to the first one. Some die-hard fans expressed disappointment that Jurassic World lacked this component.
“I think the lack of animatronics in Jurassic World had more to do with the physicality of the Indominus, the way the animal moved. It was very fast and fluid, it ran a lot, and needed to move its arms and legs and neck and tail all at once. It wasn’t a lumbering creature. We’ve written some opportunities for animatronics into [Jurassic World 2]—because it has to start at the script level—and I can definitely tell you that Bayona has the same priorities, he is all about going practical whenever possible.”
He said that they needed to work on a $150 million budget for the first film, that’s why they’ve resorted to using CGI instead of animatronics. Nonetheless, Trevorrow thinks that they have made a terrifying Indominus Rex even if it was produced through CGI. There were those who commended that the infamous creature looked as if it was helmed using animatronics.
Fans who loved Trevorrow’s work will have to trust Bayona. Trevorrow won’t be returning for the sequel because he’s now with Star Wars: Episode IX. Earlier this month, Bayona expressed gratitude to Entertainment Weekly that Trevorrow already “envisioned a whole trilogy of films.” He described his visions as “ambitious” which further made him excited.
The movie’s former director credits the audience for giving them the permission to take the film into the next level. For Trevorrow, their aim is to not make the film impressive solely because of “bigger and better dinosaurs. ” What they are after is to tell a much larger tale about the characters’ relationship with the animals and the impact of bringing them back to life.
Jurassic World 2 will come out on June 22, 2018.
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